Is it really April 7th? Damn...I guess I have to fire up Ye olde Turbo Tax one of these days.
I'm still not paying a great deal of attention to baseball today, this is a family day for me. Monday I'll be back to full operational status. In the meantime, here is your Daily Gameday Thread and some items of interest for you.
***Thanks to you, the Minor League Ball Community, there is lots of prospecty goodness as always in Yesterday's April 6th Minor League Ball Gameday thread.
***Assessing my Psychic Predictions from yesterday:
PREDICTED: Mike Zunino will go 1-for-3 with a walk and a double. ACTUAL: 2-for-4 with a home run, double, walk, five RBI.
PREDICTED: Carlos Correa will go 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI. ACTUAL: 4-for-7 with a double, homer, five RBI
PREDICTED: Billy Hamilton will go 0-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base. ACTUAL: not in lineup due to minor injury.
PREDICTED: Jedd Gyorko will hit a home run. ACTUAL: 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a walk.
PREDICTED: Oswaldo Arcia will go 1-for-4 with a doubles and three RBI: ACTUAL: 0-for-4 with walk and a strikeout.
PREDICTED: Nolan Arenado will hit a triple. ACTUAL: 3-for-6 with a double, walk, RBI.
PREDICTED: Oscar Taveras will go 0-for-4 with a strikeout. ACTUAL: not in lineup. I thought he was supposed to be back yesterday from his quick "personal issue" trip to the Dominican Republic but apparently not.
It is obvious that I'm not very psychic.
The "psychic predictions" were meant tongue-in-cheek, but I suppose we could do something like a daily Picks to Click thread, assuming that Hawk Harrelson wouldn't sue me for copyright infringement. Would you guys have any interest in a feature like that?
***Today's Minor League baseball schedule with match-ups. Interesting starts to track:
***Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for St. Lucie against Jupiter in High-A Florida State League action.
***Blue Jays prospect Roberto Osuna goes up against Indians prospect Jake "Son of the Emissary" Sisco in the Lansing vs. Lake County game in the Low-A Midwest League.
***Is Michael Wacha's velocity boost genuine? Find out when the Cardinals prospect and Memphis go up against Oklahoma City in Triple-A Pacific Coast League action.