AFL Day 1: Star of the Day
Hey all —
I’m going to try and do this as frequently as I can (tomorrow, I won’t be able to due to Yom Kippur). But I didn’t want to miss out on awarding a B3 AFL Star of the Day after the first day of games.
After polling an esteemed panel, there seemed to be two good choices, both from the Peoria Javelinas and New York Yankees organization: Phil Hughes and Austin Jackson. The Javs beat up on the Rafters, 10-3. Hughes pitched very well (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 7 K) and it certainly is rare to see a pitcher in the AFL go five innings right off the bat. But in the end, the five walks made us tip the scale to Jackson, the outfielder who went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs as the No. 3 hitter in the Javs lineup. So congrats, Austin, you’re our first Star of the Day for the 2008 AFL season.
We also had another slew of AFL blogs go up, with the NL Central representing well: