DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Winnipeg Goldeyes LHP Nick Hernandez (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 2.
Hernandez claimed the American Association’s Pitcher of the Month award for July, and previously was named Pitcher of the Week for the weeks ending May 31 and June 7. Hernandez made one start this week and dazzled against the Amarillo Thunderheads on Wednesday. He tossed a complete-game shutout, scattering four hits and one walk while striking out five. The Goldeyes won 7-0.
He is now 8-3 with a 1.86 ERA on the season. In 14 starts, Hernandez has worked 96.1 innings, striking out 65 and walking 18.
Even before this season, American Association awards are nothing new for the product of Madison, Tenn. He won the Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week award for the weeks ending June 29 and August 17, 2014. To add to those nods, Hernandez won two of the three Rawlings American Association Pitcher of the Month honors last season, taking home the hardware for the months of June and August. Now in his second year with the Goldeyes, Hernandez was 12-2 with a 3.05 ERA last season. In 120.2 innings, he struck out 93 and only walked 22.
Before taking his talents to the independent ranks, Hernandez played three seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies system. He reached as high as Advanced A with the Phillies, his 2013 campaign with the Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League. That season, he struck out 86 over 18 starts for Clearwater.
The Goldeyes close a home series with the Kansas City T-Bones today at 4:00 p.m. Central time at Shaw Park. The game will be shown live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.
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