Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Saturday, June 1: Steve Selsky, Bakersfield . . . 2-4, 2 HR, BB, 4 RBI. Selsky's second homer was a two-run blow that tied the game in the ninth inning, setting up the walkoff victory later in the frame. The organizational hitter of the year last season, Selsky struggled this spring in Pensacola but has apparently been rejuvenated by the California League.
Also notable . . .
Yorman Rodriguez: 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI. It's the second straight runner-up call for the gifted, 20-year-old outfielder. Yorman's seven hits in the past four games include two home runs and four doubles.
Brooks Pinckard: Big games have been hard to come by in the career of the athletic pitcher, but he came up strong in the late innings Saturday: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K.
Jeff Gelalich: Batting third for Dayton, the former UCLA Bruin went 2-3 with a 2B and BB.
Israel Cuevas: The 19-year-old righty got the Opening Day assignment for the DSL Rojos, and handled it impressively: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K.
Yoel Noel: The Rojos' DH was 1-3 with a 2B, and I couldn't resist the opportunity to present the name.
"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; 06-02-2013 at 11:35 AM.