Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Thursday, May 23: Marquez Smith, Bakersfield. Smith, a highly productive minor-league journeyman who's probably under-slotted in High-A, keyed the Blaze's sixth straight victory by going 2-4 with a HR, 2B, 2 BB, and 2 RBI. (Although it was another nice evening for the 28-year-old third baseman, he did catch a break--two ace pitchers virtually cancelling each other out. See below.)
Also notable . . .
Although a bit wilder than usual (curveballs?), Tony Cingrani celebrated his return to Triple-A by extending his season-long scoreless streak to 19.1 innings: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K.
After being ejected from his previous start for arguing a call at third base, Sharky Rogers played it customarily cool for Pensacola: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. His ERA is now 1.93.
Felix Perez: 3-5, 3 RBI.
Josh Fellhauer: 2-4, 2 2B, 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.
Last edited by mace; 05-24-2013 at 10:45 AM.