FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Midwest League announced Tuesday afternoon that Fort Wayne TinCaps pitcher Adys Portillo has been named the pitcher of the week for May 21st-May 27th. Portillo, 20, pitched once in that span allowing one hit, walking one batter and striking out four in a start against South Bend on Friday, May 25th.
The native of Venezuela has a 3-2 record in 10 starts to go along with a Midwest League-best 1.48 ERA. He has engineered a stellar 2012 season after a difficult 2011 with the TinCaps. Through 10 starts with Fort Wayne last year, Portillo was 1-6 with a 7.22 ERA. He had walked 27 batters and struck out 48 in 38 2/3 innings.
This season, Portillo has struck out 50 batters while walking 24 in 54 2/3 innings. His .155 batting average against ranks third among starters in the 16-team circuit and he has allowed the second fewest (8.89) baserunners per nine innings among starting pitchers.
This is the first Midwest League honor for a TinCaps player this season.
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