Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Monday, 4-29: Neftali Soto, Louisville. Nice of him to break the dead heat between the Pensacola starters, Josh Smith and Tim Crabbe. Soto homered for the second straight night while going 4-4 with a 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI in the Bats' 6-2 victory. He's up to .313, and he's been playing third base, which I suppose is a bit interesting.
Josh Smith, Pensacola: Second straight scoreless start after a rough beginning of the season. 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K.
Tim Crabbe, Pensacola: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. Crabbe has had one bad (very bad) start. In the four others, he has pitched at least five innings and allowed no more than one run.
Devin Lohman, Pensacola: 3-6 in the twinbill, with two 2B.
Daniel Corcino, Louisville (mostly because it represents a significant turnaround): 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K.
The continuation of Jesse Winker's roll (long HR) is duly noted.
"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.