Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Sunday, May 19: Beau Amaral, Dayton. The outfielder son of a 10-year American Leaguer who hit 11 home runs but once stole 25 bases in a season, Amaral, a 7th-rounder last year out of UCLA, went 3-4 with a walk, SB, and two runs scored as the Dragons won their fourth in a row under the shadow of the Golden Dome.
Also notable . . .
Robert Stephenson: 7 IP, 4 H, 3 ER 1 BB, 9 K.
Jesse Winker: 1-2, 2 BB, RBI.
Daniel Renken: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Michael Dennhardt: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
Ryan Wright: 2-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI.
Dominic D'Anna: 3-4.
Juan Silva: 2-4. 2B, 2 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.