Jake Slaughter – Pic by Todd Johnson
Six games in one night is a lot to take for one person.
So, I watched Obi-Wan Kenobi after the first game ended for Myrtle Beach and then I got caught up with the games in small stretches until I was done with the first two episodes.
Let’s just say that outside of South Bend’s win, I did not miss much else after seeing the Pelicans win their first one. Tennessee lost their twin bill and Iowa was shut out. I tuned in to the Pelicans’ nightcap just in time to see them win the second game on a 2 run shot in the top of the 7th by Reggie Preciado. If I could give Preciado the Hitter of the Day, I would. Instead, he gets the Clutch Moment of the Day as the win extended the Pelicans’ win streak to 12 games, a record for the club.
As for who the real Hitter of the Day was, all one had to do is look at Jake Slaughter of South Bend and his hitting line for the day. He went 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored, 3 RBI, a HR, and he walked twice. That, my friends, is a good day!
As for the Starting Pitcher of the Day, he was and he wasn’t.
Luke Little opened today’s first game for Myrtle Beach in the fifth inning. While technically not a start, today’s first game was just a resumption from last night’s rain delay. However, he began the festivities and ended Augusta’s hopes as he threw 3 innings, gave up an unearned run and struck out 5. That outing lowered his May ERA to 2.03, second in the rotation behind Luis Devers. Little has 20 Ks this month in 13.1 IP. Yeah, he’s coming ‘round. Next up will be deeper and deeper outings for the youngster.
Myrtle Beach’s Jose MIguel Gonzalez had himself a night as the piggyback starter in the nightcap for the Pelicans. The righty tossed 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out four as well as getting the win. Gonzalez gets the Reliever of the Day for his efforts.
Web Gem of the Day
Alexander Canario literally ran through the wall (gate) to catch this fly ball for Tennessee.
I will be back in the morning as I check out who might be available for the Cubs in the third round of the upcoming MLB Draft.