The Alex Smit Dispatches - 22 August
OK, I’ve nicked the idea from Basil’s Rueckel Report, but hey what the heck. Smit’s eye-popping strikeout numbers piqued my interest. I’m also intrigued at the progress of a European in the Minor Leagues.
Smit pitched once over the weekend in Elizabethton’s series with Greeneville. He closed out the Twins 4-0 win on 20 August pitching two innings giving up 2 hits and a walk whilst striking out 4. That makes 83 Ks in 43.2 innings – a clip of 1.90 per 9. Smit’s ERA has dropped to 2.06 in 20 relief appearances with the Twins' Appy League entry.
Despite allowing a one-out triple in the 8th, Smit got out of the inning without scoring thanks to two strikeouts. He picked up another two whiffs – all 4 on swings – in the 9th.
Starting pitcher Ryan Mullins worked 7 innings and gave up only a hit and a walk. He is now 3-0 in 11 starts with a 2.18 ERA
Smit is the second youngest pitcher on the Elizabethton staff. I’m pleased to see he’s got a website, though he’s not updated the diary section since being demoted from Beliot.