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Tyler Duffey Named Southern League Pitcher of the Week

Twins' #19 Prospect is riding a 13.2 inning scoreless streak to start the year.
April 20, 2015


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Today, the Southern League announced that Chattanooga Lookouts' starting pitcher Tyler Duffey has been named its Pitcher of the Week for April 9-19.

Over a league-high 13.2 innings, Duffey did not allow a run, while striking out 18 batters (second most). The Houston, Texas native held Southern League hitters to a .130 average (fifth lowest) and posted a miniscule WHIP of 0.59 (third lowest). Although he was unable to record a win in his two starts, Duffey pitched deep into both, exiting with the lead in each outing.

On Opening Day in Montgomery, the Rice product struck out 10 batters in 6.2 innings, allowing just four hits and one walk. He followed with another brilliant performance on April 15 against the Birmingham Barons, firing seven innings of two-hit baseball, while adding eight more strikeouts. This is Duffey's second career weekly honors after he was selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week on July 28 of last season.

Duffey is the first Lookouts' pitcher to claim this award since Andres Santiago won it last season (8/25-9/1) after throwing a no-hitter on August 28 against Tennessee. 

Tonight, the Lookouts are in Mississippi for game one of a five-game series. Alex Wimmers is set to make his first start of the season against Braves right-hander Jason Hursh. Duffey is scheduled to start tomorrow and will look to surpass his career high scoreless streak of 16.0 which he set in 2013 as a member of the Fort Myers Miracle. 

After their ten game road trip the Lookouts come back to town on April 30 to play 10 games in eleven days. Highlights of the next two homestands include Star Wars Night (TN Fire Prevention) on Friday, May 1, a Harmon Killebrew Bobblehead Night (Great Clips) on Saturday, May 2 and a Trip Giveaway (CHA Airport) on Friday, May 8. Tickets to Lookouts Baseball presented by FSG Bank are available now online and by calling the box office at 423-267-4TIX. 


About the Chattanooga Lookouts

The Chattanooga Lookouts, a founding member of the Southern League in 1885, are the Class AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Lookouts play their home games at AT&T Field, located on Hawk Hill in downtown Chattanooga. With nearly 130 years of professional baseball, Chattanoga has an alumni list that includes Rogers Hornsby, Ferguson Jenkins, Harmon Killebrew, and Satchel Paige. For more information, keep up with the Lookouts year-round at, or by following us on Facebook ( Lookouts), Twitter (@ChattLookouts) and Instagram (@ChattLookouts).