Neshek named IL Pitcher of the Week

July 2, 2012 6:49 AM ET

The International League announced today that Norfolk closer Pat Neshek has been named the League's Pitcher of the Week for the period from June 25-July 1. Neshek is the first member of the Tides to be so honored in 2012.

Right-handed reliever Pat Neshek appeared in three games this week for the Tides, tossing a total of 4.2 perfect innings with eight strikeouts and three saves. Neshek threw more than 1.0 inning in all three outings. On Monday at Toledo, Neshek closed the door on the last 1.2 innings of the game, striking out two. Wednesday he saved a 3-1 game at Columbus by recording the final four outs, three of them by punchout. Back home Saturday against Syracuse, Neshek tossed 1.2 innings, collecting three more strikeouts. Neshek has now converted six straight save opportunities dating back to June 14. He has not surrendered a run since May 29.

31-year-old Pat Neshek has pitched professionally since 2002. He spent last season in the San Diego organization after having played his entire career up to that point in the Minnesota system. Neshek signed with Baltimore this past January as a free agent. Neshek is a native of Madison, Wisconsin.

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