Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Thursday, 4-11: Greg Reynolds, Louisville. Reynolds is nobody's hot prospect. He's a 6-foot-7, 27-year-old righthander whom the Reds picked up in the offseason, presumably without a lot of competition for his career 4.88 minor-league ERA. He did pitch in the majors (Colorado) at age 22. And again at age 25. And he did look good last night, if you don't obsess over the strikeouts: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K. He faced one batter over the minimum. The Bats won, 4-1.
"Give me the mace and I'll drive the pumpkin down Whitey Ford's throat." -- Ping Bodie, when asked in 1960 whether he could have hit contemporary pitchers.