Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Sunday, June 30: Ben Lively, Billings . . . 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K. The 4th-rounder (Central Florida) worked out of the starter's role, his innings restricted. In two starts, he has fanned 13 in six innings, with two walks, and not allowed a run. He's 6-foot-4, 21 years old, and looking forward to pitching in his hometown of Pensacola.
Also notable . . .
Mike Hessman: 3-4, HR (17), 3 RBI. Can't believe I missed his 400th career home run last week. I'd been tracking that. This was #401, including the 14 he has hit in the bigs.
Pedro Villarreal: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K in the Bats' 4-2 win.
Jesse Winker: 3-5, 2 2B, BB, 2 RBI, R over both games of Dayton's doubleheader. Seems to be out of his funk now.
Joyce Hernandez (DSL Reds): 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K. The 20-year-old Venezuelan pitched last year in the DSL, but not like this.
Kevin Franklin: 2-4, 2B, BB. The second-round third baseman is off to a nice start for the AZL Reds.
Mike Saunders: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K in his first start for Dayton.
Drew Cisco: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.
Junior Arias: 2-4, 2B, SB (38).
Jake Johnson: 3.1, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. Best numbers he's put up in quite a while. He's one of those guys, like Lotzkar, for whom I'll continue to hold out hope.
Juan Silverio: 2-4, 2B.
Kyle Waldrop: 2-4, 2B.
Corey Wimberly: 3-6, SB, R.
Donald Lutz: 1-3, 2 BB, RBI.
Aristides Aquino (AZL): 3-5, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 R for the right fielder.
Kevin Garcia: 2-4, 2 2B for the center fielder.
Hector Vargas (DSL): 2-5, RBI.
Henderson Peralta: 3-5.
"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; 07-01-2013 at 10:02 AM.