Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Minor-League Player of the Day
Wednesday, July 24: Kyle Waldrop, Bakersfield . . . 3-5, 2B, 3B, HR #14, 3 R, RBI. The lefty has been a bit sluggish this year--given the league he's in, especially--but he's shown himself to be an extra-base kind of guy, and cleaned out the buffet last night. He's 7-13 in his last three games with four doubles, plus the triple and homer. Single, shmingle.
Also notable (where were all these guys yesterday?) . . .
Kevin Franklin (AZL Reds): 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI. The HR was the first as a pro for the second-rounder from California.
Dalton Carter: 2-4, 2B, HR #2, 2 RBI. Outfielder from Georgia was drafted in the 17th.
Chad Rogers: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K. It appears that Sharky has found his sea legs in Louisville.
Daniel Renken: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K. The Pensacola righty has given up one run in his last two starts (12 IP, 5 H).
Travis Mattair: 3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI. The corner infielder, after starting slowly, is cruising along at .359 for July, with a .425 OBP.
Tucker Barnhart: 1-2, 2 BB, 2 R. A defensive-minded catcher who hits .280, with a .362 OBP, is not in the least objectionable.
Mike Costanzo: 3-5, 2 2B, RBI.
Ryan LaMarre: 2-3, BB, RBI.
Jesus Adames (Dayton): 3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K.
Jeff Gelalich: Here it is, folks--that long-awaited first home run of the season.
Jon Matthews (Billings): 3-3, HR #3, BB, 2 R, SB.
Avain Rachal: 3-5. Glad he did that, because it gives me a chance to mention something I omitted yesterday--his four walks Tuesday night. That's how you get a .427 OBP on a .311 batting average.
Ty Washington: 3-5, 2 RBI. Up to .337.
Phil Ervin: 2-5, 2B.
Jonathan Reynoso: 2-4, BB, R.
Jhimmy Lopez: HR #1.
Robert Stephenson: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K. For two games, his Bakersfield ERA stands at 2.19, with zero walks.
Juan Silva: 2-4, 3B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI.
Ryan Wright: 2-4, R, RBI, SB.
Juan Duran: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI.
Steve Selsky: 2-5, R, 2 RBI.
Junior Arias: 2-6, 2 R, RBI, SB (47).
Daniel Jimenez (DSL Rojos): 2-5, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI. A center fielder who turned 17 in April and bats cleanup.
"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; 07-25-2013 at 12:12 PM.