Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Saturday, May 18: Tanner Rahier, Dayton. The 19-year-old 3B, a second-rounder in last year's draft, started late and slow this year--hence the .185 batting average--but has gradually been showing signs of handling A ball. Saturday, he played a role in both of the Dragons' doubleheader victories. In the first, he went 2-4 and scored a couple runs. In the second, with Dayton trailing 1-0 in the sixth (they play seven in doubleheaders) he delivered a 3-run blast that accounted for the final score.
Also notable . . .
Joe Terry went 4-5 for the Dragons in the first game, with 2 2B and 3 RBI.
Jesse Winker (first game) was 1-2 with 2 BB and 2 RBI.
Left-hander Wandy Peralta, who had lost the starting role he earned to open the season, stepped up in Dayton's nightcap: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. Rahier and Alejandro Chacin's first save made him a winner.
James Allen: The Bakersfield righty went 6 IP, 3 H 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
Greg Reynolds: The tall right-hander is establishing himself as a viable option for emergency starts with the Reds. He pushed his Louisville numbers to 4-0, 2.88, with a line of 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
Henry Rodriguez: 2-5, HR.
Denis Phipps: 3-5.
Felix Perez: 3-5.
Billy Hamilton: 2-4, 2B, BB, SB, 2 R.
El'Hajj Muhammad had two saves in his first three seasons. He now has four in his last four appearances. After last night, when he pitched a perfect 11th inning with 2 Ks, the California League is batting .102 against the 21-year-old right-hander.
"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.
Last edited by mace; 05-19-2013 at 11:47 AM.