Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Friday, May 31: Marquez Smith, Bakersfield. The veteran, accomplished third baseman (again, what's he doing in High-A?) became the first four-time winner of the MiLPOD award, going 4-4 with a HR, 2B, SF, and 5 RBIs in the Blaze's 14-7 romp. (How Pensacola longs for a bat like that.)
Also notable . . .
Yorman Rodriguez: 2-3, HR, 2B, 3 R, 2 BB. The young feller has had some nice games lately.
Yovan Gonzalez: 2-3, 2B, 4 R, 2 BB. The 23-year-old catcher is batting .337.
Mike Hessman: 1-2, HR #14 (#398 of pro career), 2 BB.
Ben Klimesh: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.
Josh Smith: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
Pedro Villarreal: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Ismael Guillon: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. Note the major improvement in walks.
Alejandro Chacin: I thought he'd extended his virtual no-hitter to 11.2 innings. However, either I missed a hit on May 26 or the ruling was changed. He gave up an infield single that night, which actually stopped his no-hit streak at 8 2/3 innings.
Brodie Greene: 2-3, SB.
"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; 06-01-2013 at 11:15 AM.