WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2014) - Winston-Salem right-hander Tyler Danish has won the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week award, the league office announced Monday. Danish recorded six hitless innings on Saturday night in Lynchburg to collect the Dash's fourth such honor of the season.
In his hitless outing against the Hillcats, Danish whiffed five and only contended with three base runners due to a pair of walks and an error. The Dash's no-hit bid would evaporate in the seventh inning, but it was still good for the second-longest by Winston-Salem this season.
The White Sox second-round pick in last June's MLB Draft, Danish is currently riding a 22-inning scoreless streak that stretches back to the second inning of his win over Potomac on July 23. During this run, the longest by a Dash hurler this season, only two runners have reached third base against the Valrico, Fla., native.
In his last eight starts, Danish is 4-1 with a 0.81 earned run average, a surge that has lowered Danish's overall ERA between Winston-Salem and Kannapolis to 1.92. This mark is seventh-lowest among qualifiers in full-season Minor League Baseball.
This represents the second time this season that Winston-Salem has rattled off consecutive Pitcher of the Week honors. Frank Montas received the award for May 19-25, while fellow righty Myles Jaye took home the honor for May 26-June 1. Last week, right-hander J.B. Wendelken accomplished the feat thanks to a 13-strikeout showing on July 30 against Frederick, and now Danish has earned the second weekly honor of his young professional career.
The Dash begin a three-game series with the Lynchburg Hillcats (Atlanta Braves) on Tuesday night at 7 with a postgame fireworks display and $1 hot dogs. For tickets, call (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.