Posts Tagged ‘GCL Pirates’

Rinku And Dinesh, Immortalized In Cardboard And Chrome

Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel are kickin’ some boo-tay for the GCL Pirates in this, their debut season – Dinesh has a 1.42 ERA and no walks in six games, Rinku has only allowed one earned run since returning from a nineteen day layoff on August 13.  And now, the ultimate in awesome: they have their own baseball cards:

rinku and dinesh baseball cardsNow I know what I want for my birthday.

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Congratulations Rinku!

Rinku Singh, the first Indian player in professional baseball history (he beat his teammate, Dinesh Patel, by an inning on July 4), picked up another first today when he won his first career game.  He faced one batter and struck him out in the GCL Pirates 10-5 win over the GCL Tigers.

The 20-year-old Singh (who I just noticed was born on 8/8/88) has appeared in four games, walking two, striking out three, and allowing four runs on five hits in three innings.  Patel, also twenty, has allowed one hit in 2.1 innings in two games.