Time to P.O.O.P.
You didn’t read that wrong. We’re introducing a new feature here on ATM: He Said, She Said, constantly trying to mix things up, get people interested. Today, it’s time to P.O.O.P.
Before you think I’ve completely lost my marbles, let me explain what P.O.O.P. stands for:
In this case, I’m referring to our multimedia features: MiLB.TV and MiLB.com Gameday Audio. The TV package costs only $29.95 for the season and the audio only costs you a MiLB.com registration, which all of you should have already anyway. At any rate, in order to P.O.O.P. the right way, I’m picking the ATM Top 5 Picks to Click, featuring five great matchups to catch today on audio or video:
Jupiter vs. Brevard County (audio): The nightcap of this twinbill features Marlins’ 2006 first-round pick Brett Sinkbeil and Brewers pitching prospect Will Inman, both of whom threw well in their first starts of the year. First game starts at 5 p.m. ET.
Wichita vs. Corpus Christi (audio): This Texas League matchup, starting at 8:05 p.m. ET, is a rematch of top pitching prospects. Troy Patton won the first meeting against Luke Hochevar. Tune in to see who takes Round 2.
Tacoma vs. Fresno (audio): If you’re up a little later, or live out West, then this could be the game for you, starting at 10:05 p.m. ET. Giants wunderkind Tim Lincecum makes his second start of the year for the Grizzlies. And maybe ATM favorite Kevin Frandsen will make it down (too bad he was demoted) in time to join the Fresno lineup.
VIDEO GAME OF THE DAY: Richmond-Scranton: Phil Hughes makes his second start for Scranton, weather permitting. With the injuries hitting the big-league staff hard, how long will Hughes remain a Minor Leaguer? Watch him now while you still can.
If that game gets snowed out, then shoot over to the Pawtucket-Durham contest (both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET) and watch Jeff Niemann toe the rubber for the second time in 2007. His Bulls face Pawsox starter David Pauley, who was outstanding in his 2007 debut.