Dust Devil Ties Northwest League Record With 6-Hit Night
You'd have to go back to 2001 to find the last time any player in the Northwest A League had a six hit night. Until this last weekend.
Robby Podorsky, who was a 25th round draft pick of the San Diego Padres this spring, is tearing up pro baseball. The former McNeese State star was the 738th overall pick in the 2017 Major League Draft, and he was sent to the Padres Arizona League.
But after hitting .400 in his first 11 games, he gained the promotion to Class A in Tri-Cities with the Dust Devils. According to MiLB.com, he went hitless in this first two games, then exploded Saturday vs. Boise.
Podorsky became only the sixth player in the long Northwest A League history (it dates back nearly 60 years) to register six hits in one game. To make it even better, he knocked in the game winning RBI in the 10th inning of a wild 8-7 Dust Devils victory!
We watched him Friday in Tri-City, and although he didn't get a hit, he did walk twice and stole two bases. It's obvious the center fielder's speed will be an asset to the team. The kid can flat out fly. He's hoping to advance as an outfielder, but if he keeps hitting like this, he may soon find himself in Long A ball at Fort Wayne. So far into his rookie season, between Arizona and Tri-Cities, he's hitting .442.
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