Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Wednesday, May 8: Robert Stephenson, Dayton. The former No. 1 draft pick looked the part . . . 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K. The big right-hander was clocked, I believe, at 96 mph, with a put-away curve.
Also . . .
Greg Reynolds: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K. The former No. 2 overall pick (2006, Rockies) may not be on the path originally projected for him, but he has been a very nice pickup for the Bats. His ERA stands at 2.98.
Ryan Dennick: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.
Junior Arias: 3-5, 3B
Nick O'Shea: 2-5, HR, 4 RBI
"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.