Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Noesi Continues Pitching Well at Trenton

Hector Noesi was dominating High-A ball most of this season before being promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder. He started eight games with Class-A Tampa and had a record of 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA, striking out 53 while only walking 6. After his promotion the question was, 'could he continue pitching well at the next level?'

His first Double-A game was on the road against Portland and his performance raised some doubt. In an unimpressive outing, he gave up 5 runs in 6 innings, striking out only 4 in a no-decision. So was he just an older pitcher dominating younger inexperienced batters at the High-A level? Well after his next 2 starts, the stats we have become accustomed to reappeared. He earned 2 wins by pitching 13 innings, giving up only 2 earned runs to lower his ERA to 3.32, while striking out 14. As usual the control specialist limited his walks, allowing 3.

As a result of his recent performances, Noesi has been named the Eastern League pitcher of the week. This gives the Thunder back to back players to win weekly honors after third baseman Brandon Laird won the award last week. The 23 year old Noesi is definitely a pitcher to keep an eye on. He could be moving quickly through the system.

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