Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Friday, June 7: Zach Vincej, Dayton . . . 4-4, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI. Apparently eager to justify his all-star selection after a rough stretch of hitting, the slick shortstop reached base all six times he came to the plate.
Also notable . . .
Neftali Soto: 2-4, HR, 2B.
Jason Donald: In his first game coming off the disabled list, Donald produced a 3-4 night, with a 2B. Cesar Izturis was not pleased.
Josh Fellhauer: 2-4, 2B.
Yohan Pino: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. ERA 2.18.
Luis Durango: The speedy new Wahoo went 3-4.
Beau Amaral: 2-6, 2 2B, 3 R.
Jose Siri (DSL Reds): 2-3, 2B, 3B.
Israel Cuevas (DSL Rojos): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K. It was the second start for the 19-year-old righthander, and resulted in a taut 1-0 victory. His line for the young season is now 12 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K.
"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.