Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Wednesday, June 19: Yorman Rodriguez, Pensacola . . . 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI. Yorman's AA debut was a smashing success. Batting second (between Luis Durango and Marquez Smith), he drove all three hits to right field and was a centerpiece in the Wahoos' 4-2 victory to begin the season's second half. Perhaps the challenge of better competition will stoke Rodriguez's unanimously acclaimed physical skills.
Also notable . . .
Tim Crabbe: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. ERA: 3.36.
Luis Durango: 2-4, BB, 2 R.
Neftali Soto: 2-5, 2B.
Kevin Whelan: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K.
Israel Cuevas (Rojos): 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K. Okay, this guy has gotten our attention. He's a 19-year-old righty who has now notched three scoreless efforts in four starts; and the other wasn't too bad. His ERA is 0.72, which isn't too bad, either.
Deyvi Burgos: 2-4, 3B, 3 RBI. He's a 20-year-old, left-handed first baseman.
Yoel Noel: It's always a good day at MiLPOD Central when we can type that name. The young outfielder was 2-4 with a couple RBIs.
Reminder: The AZL Reds and Billings start tonight, so, at least theoretically, the bar will be raised just a little bit higher from here on out.
"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; 06-20-2013 at 11:35 AM.