Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Young'uns of the Day

Something I'm going to try on a regular basis during the season, especially since there isn't a whole lot going on news-wise during my lunch hour, is to pick a Young'un of the Day, selecting a Minor Leaguer at each level who fared particularly well in the previous evening of scheduled sporting matches.

Round Rock
Bud Norris. Threw 7IP, 5H/2ER in a 3-1 loss to Memphis. Troubling notes: 7 strikeouts last night, 6 walks. ERA now 2.28.

Corpus Christi
Like a Bubba Sparxxx rap, this one got ugly. 10-2 loss to Midland, and the Hooks will use Moehler as a stopper tonight. However, Drew Meyer went 3x5 with a double.

Albert Cartwright hit what proved to be the game-winning home run in the 7th inning of a 3-2 win over Rome. But the YotD goes to Ross Seaton, who lowered his ERA to 1.14 with a 7IP, 4H/0ER performance.

This one got ugly, too, as Lancaster lost 17-7 to San Jose. However, Jack Shuck (I will not call him "J.B." The Darkness reference is too good to pass up) went 2x5 to raise his batting average to .346. Chris Minaker went 3x5, but two throwing errors keeps you off the YoTD board. Although technically, he just made it. Ah well...