Player of the Day: INF Jonathan Schoop, Aberdeen (Short-Season/BAL) - 4-5, 2 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1 BB
Finishing up a rehab assignment before returning to Triple-A Norfolk, Aberdeen's Jonathan Schoop went out in style with a two-homer seven-RBI game to lead the IronBirds to a 14-4 victory Thursday.
The No.3 prospect in the Orioles organization, Schoop has been out since May 12 with a back injury. If he continues to hit like he has during his rehab assignment, he could be an asset late in the season for Baltimore in their attempt at a second consecutive playoff appearance.
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Pitcher of the Day: RHP Andre Rienzo, Charlotte (Triple-A/CHW) - 7 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 11 K
25-year old Andre Rienzo struck out a career-high 11 batters while throwing a no-hitter to lead the Charlotte Knights to a close 1-0 victory over Indianapolis in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
The Brazilian has pitched very well lately for the White Sox Triple-A affiliate, going 5-3 with a 1.64 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 66 innings over his last 10 starts.
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