Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Candidates as I see it.
Louisville - Greg Reynolds - 6.1 IP 6H 2 ER 0 BB 2K. He also broke up the perfecto with a single with two outs in the sixth. He scored the first run of the game for the Bats. And later added a walk. Had only allowed one earned run and was in line for the win until Bullpenis Collapsis.
Pensacola - Another starting pitcher shone last night. Josh Smith was in beast mode.
7 IP 2 H 0 ER O BB 7 K. It has been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Smith so far. First two starts - 11 ER in 5.2 IP. Last two starts 2 ER in 12.0 IP. He has a consecutive scoreless streak of 11 innings now.
Dayton - Jesse Winker reached base on all four plate appearances last night. He had two singles, a double and a walk, which helped produce one run scored and two driven in. He has been on fire lately. He currently has a season-high, six-game hitting streak. In his last four contests, he has gone 9-13 along with 3 walks. He has scored five times and driven home five runners during that four-game stretch. The precocious 19-year old, on the season, is now OPSing a solid .813.
Tough call, IMO.
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