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.
Here is a link to the game story: http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130724&content_id=54633030&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb
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: http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130724&content_id=54676730&fext=.jsp&vkey=recap&sid=t1350