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    Thursday 8-4-11 Minor League Updates

    Great start for the Oak Hills kid, Joel Bender, of the AZL Reds: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K.

    Juan Francisco has hit a rehab homer, and it's 1-0 in the ninth, with Chacin in for the save.

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    Chacin gets it done for a 1-0 final.

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    The Carolina Mudcats and Huntsville Stars game has been postponed due to field conditions for this evening. The game will not be made up.

    Thursday's game also represented the last-ever meeting between the clubs, with the Mudcats winning the all-time series...130-129!

    The Huntsville attendance has been very poor as in recent years. I'm surprised they manage to keep a team there, especially at AA level.

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    Kyle Lotzkar is on the mound in Dayton. You can watch it online here: http://www.whiotv.com/7weathernow/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Kyle Lotzkar is on the mound in Dayton. You can watch it online here: http://www.whiotv.com/7weathernow/index.html
    Thanks, Doug. That's excellent.

    Two quick observations on Lotzkar. I didn't realize his arm angle was so low. And it's surprising to me that, with that arm angle, he's able to get such a drop on his breaking ball. Also, he's a good-sized guy.

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    Thanks Doug Lotzkar scoreless thru 2. He gave up 2 singles in the 2nd. Both grounders thru the right side. He's also got 5 K's in 2 innings. He's more of a "slinger" then I remember. Also throwing some nice breaking stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Thanks Doug Lotzkar scoreless thru 2. He gave up 2 singles in the 2nd. Both grounders thru the right side. He's also got 5 K's in 2 innings. He's more of a "slinger" then I remember. Also throwing some nice breaking stuff.
    Lotzkar still gets his elbow higher than I would like, but it isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. Still a bit scary, but I feel better about it than I used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Lotzkar still gets his elbow higher than I would like, but it isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. Still a bit scary, but I feel better about it than I used to.

    Is he in the dreaded inverted 'w' territory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT View Post
    Is he in the dreaded inverted 'w' territory?
    He still is, but he used to be the worst offender I have ever seen. Now its just merely iffy.

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    Re: Thursday 8-4-11 Minor League Updates

    Bats now 3.5 back in wild card. Bring up Soto and Francisco to replace two of Castro/Costanzo/Griffin/Negron, and they have a very good shot...

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    Re: Thursday 8-4-11 Minor League Updates

    Coming into this season, the lack of decent starters between AA & Rookie Ball knd of worried me.

    I'm starting to feel a little more optomistic with the seasons being posted by:

    Sulbaran
    Villarreal
    Renken
    Smith
    Lotzkar
    Corcino
    Crabbe
    Gerson

    With the possible exception of Corcino, Lotzkar (if he can stay healthy) and Suibaran, they may not profile as more than back-of-the-rotation starters, but if one or two can just give the Reds an arm they can call up from L'Ville in the next year or two, I'll be happy. I'm hoping Fariel can put together a turnaround year next season.

    I also noticed Josh Ravin K'ing a ton, but still giving up way too many BB's. With his arm and stuff, have they ever tried him from the pen? It seems like he's been in the system forever. I just wonder if the change of roles might help with his control issues.
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    Re: Thursday 8-4-11 Minor League Updates

    Lotzkar has 8 K's thru 4. The announcers said he is on 50 pitch count so won't be in much longer. 2 hits no BB's

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    Re: Thursday 8-4-11 Minor League Updates

    In bottom of 4, Hamilton and Torreyes lead off with singles and Vidal gets hit in elbow. Bases loaded nobody out.

    Lutz gets broken bat grounder to drive in 2. Lutz takes 2nd on throw. 2nd and 3rd no one out.

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    Polk K's but Berset hits grounder to 2b who boots it. 4-0 Dragons.

    Duran hits grounder off top of bat that becomes a double play. End of inning.

    Gerson starts next inning.
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    Re: Thursday 8-4-11 Minor League Updates

    Nothing happened in the 5th for either team. WHIO likes you to refresh a lot.....


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