Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Sunday, July 14: Ryan Dennick, Pensacola . . . 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K. Two days prior, Dennick's start was limited to one inning when the game was suspended. So he got the call again Sunday and responded by shutting out Montgomery, with relief help from Chris Manno, Josh Ravin, Loek Van Mil and Jamie Walczak. The strong season for Dennick, a 26-year-old lefthander from North Olmstead, Ohio, may seem like an anomaly when measured against his years in the Royals organization, but bear in mind that this is the first season he has been a full-time starter. In spite of a 5-10 record, it apparently agrees with him. His ERA stands at 3.55.
Also notable . . .
Jason Donald: 2-4, 2B, HR #2.
Neftali Soto: 2-4, HR #11.
Nevin Ashley: 1-2, HR #5, 2 BB.
David Vidal: 2-3, 2 2B, R.
Ty Washington (Billings): 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB. The small, athletic Texan checks in at .349.
Carlos Sanchez: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI, R. The stocky first baseman is finding his stroke. He can hit.
Avain Rachal: 1-2, BB, 2 R.
Beau Amaral (Dayton): 3-5, R.
Corey Wimberly (Pensacola): 3-5, R, 2 SB.
Tucker Barnhart: 2-4, BB, R, RBI.
Donald Lutz: 2-5, 2 R, RBI.
Travis Mattair: 2-5, 2 RBI.
Derik Capitillo (DSL Reds): 2-4, 2B, RBI. An 18-year-old catcher from Venezuela.
Joyce Hernandez: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K. The 20-year-old Venezuelan righthander sports a 1.56 ERA.
"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; 07-15-2013 at 11:30 AM.