02 August, 2006

Alexander Smit Dispatches - 30 Games to Go

It's the last month of the Minor League season and time running out for prospects to impress. Donutball's adopted Snapper, Alex Smit, did himself a further good as racked up his fourth win of the season on Sunday as the Beloit Snappers clobbered the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 9-3. (Box)

Smit worked 5 2/3 innings for the victory; the fifth consecutive start in which he has reached the sixth inning.

All three Wisconsin runs came on Robert Hudson's 5th inning homer. Otherwise, Smit retired the first 10 batters he faced and wound up with a 4 hit, 2 walk, 6 strikeout effort.

With Sunday's performance, Smit's ERA sits at a respectable, but hardly spectacular, 3.66. Still, it's a major improvement on the first two months of the season when the figure was closer to 9.

Since joining the rotation in late June he has not missed a turn, going 2-0 in 7 starts with a 3.12 ERA. In 37 innings as a starter, Smit has conceded 13 runs on 27 hits and 15 walks with 43 strikeouts.

Beloit Snapper 2006 baseball cards are now available. We're thinking of making an investment!


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