Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Thursday, June 13: Tim Crabbe, Pensacola: 7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. Through seven, Crabbe had given up only two hits, with no walks. Though not an entirely consistent fellow, he has a propensity for throwing outstanding games.
Also notable . . .
Ray Chang: 2-2, HR. Chang left the game shortly after the HR.
Ryan LaMarre: 2-3, BB, R.
Shane Dyer: The Reds have done well with several of their free-agent pickups this year. Dyer produced his third quality start in as many appearances for Bakersfield, going 7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Jamie Walczak: After his fourth save, Walczak has now thrown 9.2 scoreless innings on the season . . . 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K.
Juan Perez: 2-4, 3B, R.
Kyle Waldrop: 2-4, 2B, RBI.
Juan Silva: 2-4, BB.
Seth Mejias-Brean: 3-4, 3B, R
Joe Hudson: 2-3, 2B.
Daniel Pigott: 2-4, 2B, 2 R.
Luis Gonzalez and Joyce Hernandez: Both are 20-year-olds from Venezuela, and both pitched 3.1 strong innings of relief for the DSL Reds, Gonzalez (lefty) giving up one hit and no runs, Hernandez (righty) no hits and one run.
Jose Siri: We don't know if the rookie center fielder is a prospect or not, but we do know that, through 10 games in the DSL, he is a beast. The 17-year-old clubbed his fourth triple to go with 3 HR, giving him a slugging percentage of .789 and an OPS of 1.185.
"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.