Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Sunday 5-5: Tim Crabbe, Pensacola. Soft Shell becomes the first player to win a coveted third MiLPOD award. Benefiting from a scrum in which several hitters had similar afternoons, Crabbe gets the nod with a winning-pitcher line of 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
Several of his Blue Wahoo teammates put up nice days in the batter's box:
Michael Gilmartin . . . 2-3, 2B, HR, BB
Bryson Smith . . . 2-4, HR
Brodie Greene . . . 3-5, 2B
And for Louisville:
Mike Hessman: 2-3, HR, BB
Felix Perez . . . 2-4, HR
"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.