Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Thursday, 4-18: Drew Cisco, Dayton. In the toughest day of competition this year--the farms all won--Cisco prevails because, well, here at Redszone we do love our peripherals. Note the walks and strikeouts: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 12 K. The walk number is what we've come to expect from Cisco, but the strikeouts: holy cow! It's the second selection for The Kid, who was chosen after his first start on 4-6.
Peripherals aside, Sharky Rogers probably had a better start in Pensacola's victory: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K. When he won the award in his last outing, Rogers, in fact, also allowed two hits and one run. He is becoming one consistent surfing dude.
Other notable pitching performances:
Jake Johnson, once one of my top-rated pitchers in the organization, got his first start of the year for Bakersfield and acquitted himself nicely: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.
Wes Mugarian: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K. Alejandro Chacin: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Both were in relief of Cisco.
The three-hit club:
Neftali Soto: 3-4.
Donald Lutz: 3-5, with a 2B and 3B in the same inning!
Bryson Smith: 3-4, 2B. (Becoming one of those "all he does is hit" guys.)
Juan Perez: 3-5
Zach Vincej: 3-5, 2B, 3B.
Jeff Gelalich: 3-4
Felix Perez with a 10th-inning walkoff HR for Louisville.
Tucker Barnhart: 2-2, BB, SF, 3 RBI.
More of this, please.
"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.
Last edited by mace; 04-19-2013 at 11:42 AM.