Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Thursday, May 16: Jesse Winker, Dayton. Well, it's about time. Winker's had a lot of comparable days, but this time nobody elbowed him out. The only other contenders all pitched in relief. Anyway, the teenaged prodigy went 2-4 with his fifth HR and 3 RBI, leaving his batting average at an even .300.
Also . . .
Tony Amezcua. Entering in the third inning for Pedro Diaz, who wasn't so good, Amez (what if he pitched to Mez?) put up: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K.
Tim Crabbe. Manny Parra opened with two scoreless innings for Pensacola, and Crabbe followed with: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. I just liked the Ks.
Alejandro Chacin. Then Chacin followed Crabbe: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 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.