Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Friday, June 21: Greg Reynolds, Louisville . . . 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K. Record 9-0. ERA 2.23. What a horse he has been for the Bats. Yet, as brilliant as Reynolds' bottom-line numbers are, he has rarely kept the opposition off the bases as he did last night, when he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. His strikeouts also tied a season high. He's not the overpowering kind of pitcher you might expect from a 6-foot-7 guy drafted No. 2 overall (2006), but he has certainly worked himself into position for a major-league call-up. Over his last five games (38.2 IP), the big guy's ERA is 0.70.
Also notable . . .
Junior Arias: 2-4, 2 HR (10), 3 RBI. He keeps getting better.
David Vidal: 3-4, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R. One step in reviving his prospect status, which took a dip this year with a very slow start in Pensacola.
Hector Vargas (DSL Reds): 3-4, 2 2B. This follows a 3-for-3 game for the young shortstop, who is now batting .380.
Travis Mattair: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R.
Matt Kennelly (Pensacola): 4-5, 2B, 2R, RBI. The Australian catcher was signed after a long stint in the Braves organization.
Daniel Pigott: 2-4, 2 2B.
Jon Moscot: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K.
Jeff Gelalich: 2-4, 2B, 2 R.
Phillip Ervin: 2-4, SB. Reports have been very solid on his plate presence and defense.
Yorman Rodriguez: 2-4, BB, R, RBI. It remains all good for Yorman in Pensacola.
Felix Perez: 2-3, BB, R, RBI.
Franderlin Romero (AZL Reds): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. The 22-year-old Venezuelan is in his first season stateside.
Daniel Jimenez (DSL Rojos): 3-4.
Diohanky Mejia (DSL Reds): 1-2, 3 BB. Nice, quirky line. And name.
Jacob Constante (DSL Reds): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 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.
Last edited by mace; 06-22-2013 at 11:54 AM.