Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Sunday, June 16: Juan Silverio, Bakersfield . . . 3-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI. There was some spirited competition--particularly among pitchers--on a rare day when every club in the organization won, but Silverio's 7th-inning grand slam carries the afternoon. The longtime White Sox farmhand, batting cleanup and playing second base (he's normally at third), now has 7 HR on the season, two shy of his career high. He also now numbers more homers than walks (5). Silverio is another of the many fortuitous free-agent signings the club made this year.
Also notable . . .
Ismael Guillon: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K. If anybody argues that Guillon should have been the choice of the day, I can't argue back. Particularly impressive is the reduction of walks that have bedeviled his season. In spite of a 6.00 ERA, the talented lefty now has a string of five starts in which he hasn't given up more than two runs. He's coming around, folks.
Shaun Ellis: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K. The big Pensacola right-hander, signed after three years of Independent ball and one apparently out of the game, outdueled the formidable Archie Bradley.
Chad Reineke: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K. His ERA stands at 3.44.
Jacob Constante (DSL Reds): The club's most publicized foreign signing this year put up an impressive line of 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K. And he wasn't his team's best pitcher on the day . . .
Pedro Damian: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K. (The bad news . . . Damian is 20.)
Billy Hamilton: 2-4, HR #4, SB #43. His leadoff home run produced the game's only scoring.
Yorman Rodriguez: 2-4, 2B, 3B, BB, 2 R, RBI.
Junior Arias: 2-3, 3B, BB.
Zach Vincej: 2-3, BB, SB, RBI.
Jose Siri (DSL Reds): The young extra-base machine generated two more doubles.
"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; 06-16-2013 at 09:16 PM.