Thursday, July 25, 2013

7/24/13 MiLB Players of the Day: Brian Fletcher and Aaron Brooks

Player of the Day: OF Brian Fletcher, Northwest Arkansas (Double-A/KC) - 5-6, 4 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI

Northwest Arkansas outfielder Brian Fletcher hit two home runs before Tuesday's game against Arkansas was suspended due to rain, then finished the game in the 11th inning with a two-run walk-off homer when play was resumed on Wednesday.

All in all the 24-year old had five hits and five runs batted in on the day and he now has 11 home runs in 194 at-bats for the Naturals.

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Pitcher of the Day: RHP Aaron Brooks, Northwest Arkansas (Double-A/KC) - 9 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Continuing with the Royals Double-A affiliate, Northwest Arkansas got a stellar performance from big right-hander Aaron Brooks in their regularly scheduled game on Wednesday. The 6'4" 220 lb. Brooks pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Naturals to a 7-0 win over Arkansas.

The 23-year old has split the season between Northwest Arkansas and Wilmington in the High-A Carolina League and has a 4.51 ERA with just 18 walks and 77 strikeouts in 113.2 innings between the two levels.

Here is a link to the game story:

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