Moosic, Pa. - Fresh off his first two career Triple-A wins, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) right-hander Bryan Mitchell has been named the International League's Pitcher of the Week for the span from July 21-27.
The youngest member of SWB's pitching staff went 2-0 in two starts on the week while tossing 12.0 scoreless innings. He scattered six hits and a walk over five frames on Tuesday in a 7-0 shutout of the Braves at Gwinnett. Yesterday he posted the second-longest outing of his career with seven scoreless innings while surrendering just three hits with no walks and six strikeouts. His efforts helped snap Pawtucket's franchise-record 11-game winning streak. The 23-year-old Mitchell, a Reidsville, N.C. native, owns a 2-1 record with a 2.70 ERA with the RailRiders.
The only other RailRider to receive IL weekly honors this season was Jose Pirela, who was named Batter of the Week for the span of May 26-June 2. Mitchell is the first RailRider to take the pitching accolades since Chien-Ming Wang did so for his appearances from May 27-June 3, 2013.
The RailRiders continue their 10-game homestand tonight at 7:05 p.m. against Pawtucket. Monday means Dollar Dog Night at the ballpark. It's also Back Mountain Community Night. John Sadak and Aaron Berlin have the call on radio with pregame coverage starting at 6:35 p.m. on NEPA Sports Radio - The GAME, Northeast PA's largest sports radio network: 100.7 FM, 1340 WYCK-AM, 1400 WICK-AM, 1440 WCDL-AM and 106.7 FM. For season ticket information, single-game tickets or to book a ballpark group outing, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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