Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Monday, 4-22: Josh Smith, Pensacola . . . 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K. Smith had been disappointing so far this season, but last night combined with Chris Manno and Curtis Partch for a nifty 3-hit shutout.
Also notable . . .
If we had a Player of the Week, I suspect (without studying it) it would be Jesse Winker, whose tear continued last night for Dayton: 3-3, 2B, BB. After a slow start, he's looking very much like the real deal. Even hitting cleanup for the Dragons as a 19-year-old playing with a bunch of college veterans.
Ray Chang, Pensacola: 2-4, 2 doubles.
Wes Mugarian, Dayton: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K.
Greg Reynolds, Louisville: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.
"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.