2012 Day-by-Day - May 8
by, 05-09-2012 at 12:09 AM (530 Views)
Hitter of the Day:
Miguel Sano - 3B - BEL - A: 1-4 HR (10), 2 RBI, 1 R; Not a great night for any hitter tonight, but Sano now leads the Organization in HR, with Willingham in 2nd with half that amount (5). I know it's early May, and he has 39 strikeouts (countered with 20 walks) and really needs help at 3B, but a call to Fort Myers is sooner rather than later seems inevitable. There really is no reason to push him, I'd like to see him continue to dominate down in Beloit, but he is simply a man amongst boys in that league.
Pitcher of the Day:
Scott Diamond - LHP - MIN - MLB: 7IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO; Arguably the most dominating start of the 2012 season for any starting pitcher for the parent club. His numbers weren't all that fluky as he had some nice strikeouts, not many balls were hit hard at all, kept batters off balance. This is just one start, and the first time the Angels and thus many of their batters saw Diamond, so once players see him 2, 3, 4 times adjustments are sure to be mad, but still fun to see a good start to watch. With Pavano pitching tomorrow, it's possible you could get get 2 consecutive quality starts. And that's apparently success in the 2012 season. . .