Ronald "Bear" Bay was just promoted to AAA Buffalo after winning the "Eastern League Pitcher of the Week," highlighted by his two-hit shutout on Friday night against the Connecticut Defenders, the Giants' AA affiliate.
The trio of Bay, Miller, and Smith really shut down the Defenders over that 3-game weekend series at Akron:
Ronald "Bear" Bay:
9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K 3.30 ERA (W)
6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K 4.00 ERA (ND)
7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K 1.80 ERA (W)
Aaron Laffey continued the trend last night against Connecticut at their home park with this line:
6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR 2.59 ERA (W)
All four are doing well; Laffey just made it up to Akron very recently, so he might not be promoted to Buffalo until next year or very late this year, but I think it's possible that Miller and even Smith could be promoted to Buffalo at some point within the next month or two if they continue their current trends. That's encouraging to see! :-)
Take care and keep the "faith" for 2007!