Wang Named PCL Pitcher Of The Week

Right-hander tossed nine-inning shutout at Oklahoma City on Aug. 15

By Tacoma Rainiers | August 17, 2015 2:07 PM ET

TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma Rainiers right-hander Chien-Ming Wang has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for August 10-16, the league office announced today.

Wang, 35, made one start during that period, tossing a nine-inning shutout at Oklahoma City on Saturday, August 15. He held the Dodgers to just three hits while issuing four walks and fanning two batters.

The effort marks the first shutout for Wang since May 17, 2009 while playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He held the Columbus Clippers scoreless on four hits in 7.0 innings of work, striking out one.

Wang had not tossed a nine-inning shutout since July 28, 2006, his second season with the New York Yankees. He held the Tampa Bay Rays scoreless in that outing, while allowing just two hits, issuing a pair of walks, and striking out one.

Wang is now the second Taiwanese player in PCL history to earn Pitcher of the Week honors. Las Vegas pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo was previously named the league's Pitcher of the Week for July 31 - August 6, 2006.

His performance stands as the second shutout thrown by a Rainiers pitcher this season. Right-hander Justin Germano held the El Paso Chihuahuas scoreless through nine innings on June 28, 2015 - it was his final start with Tacoma.

The two strikeouts Wang recorded is the fewest collected in a nine-inning shutout thrown by a Rainiers pitcher since Brandon Morrow fanned two batters against Iowa on August 14, 2009.

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