AFL Day 3: Mous on the loose
Before we get to the Star of the Day, some more on the player interactivity front.
We’re starting to get players up and running on Twitter. So far, two have taken the plunge, so he gets a special shout out:
Go and give them a follow, would you?
Now, on to our Stars of the Day
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Surprise (Royals): The Rafters are now 3-0 thanks to their 18 hits on
Thursday. Moustakas, the Royals top pick from 2007, went 3-for-5 with a
homer, two doubles and 7 RBIs. That’s a week for some people. Honorable
mention goes to Yankees prospect Brandon Laird (Gerald’s brother). He
went 5-for-5 in this game and is now 9-for-11 in two AFL contests.
Danny Gutierrez, RHP, Surprise (Rangers): While that win over Mesa may have been more about offense (12-5), Gutierrez’s start should not be overlooked.While the Rafters were getting out to a 3-0 lead, Gutierrez was putting up zeroes over three innings. And that’s not just in runs. The right-hander didn’t allow a hit during his outing, walking two and striking out two.
Evidently, there’s some kid named Strasburg pitching tonight. Haven’t heard much about him, though.