Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Thursday, July 11: Jesse Winker, Dayton . . . 1-3, HR (11), 2 BB, 4 RBI. Winker has only 2 hits over the past two games, but he has driven in 8 runs, 7 of them in the first inning. His average (.278) has taken a tumble lately, but he's still walking a bunch and the power is coming fast.
Also notable . . .
Seth Mejias-Brean: 3-4, R, RBI. This follows his 5-5 the night before.
Tanner Rahier: 3-5, 2 R, RBI. The young third baseman is 14-30 over his last seven games.
Brandon Dailey: The just-turned catcher (anybody know how he's doing back there?) cracked a 3-run HR.
Daniel Corcino: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K. Three of his last four starts have been very good. In fact, they're among the top five of his 18 for the season. Encouraging.
Denis Phipps: 2-3, BB, scored winning run in ninth (driven in by Kris Negron's pinch single). He's 5-7 in his last two games.
Neftali Soto: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI.
Kevin Whelan: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. It was the ninth inning.
Tim Crabbe: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K. An outing worthy of his fifth MiLPOD award.
Corey Wimberly: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI. The HR (#1) leaves him three shy of his career high.
Travis Mattair: 3-4.
Donald Lutz: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 R.
Brodie Greene: 2-4, 3B, R.
Ryan LaMarre: 3-run HR. That's homers in back-to-back games for the speedy CF.
Ben Lively (Billings): 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K. ERA remains at 0.00 over 4 games, 12 IP (18 K).
Daniel Wright: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K.
Jon Matthews: 2-4, 2 SB.
Jose Ortiz: 5th HR ties him for Pioneer League lead with three others. Ortiz has 40 AB. The other three have at least 67.
Jon Moscot (Bakersfield): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K. Not his best outing of the season, but in the ballpark.
Ryan Wright: 2-3, BB, R, RBI.
Juan Silverio: HR #11, a career high.
David Vidal: 2-4, 2B, RBI.
Logan Uxa (AZL): 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI.
Cory Thompson: 0-2, 2 BB, 3 R. Just a notably odd line.
"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.