Springfield, MO - The Texas League announced on Monday that Springfield Cardinals RHP Thomas Lee has been named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 4 - 10.
Lee, 25, was excellent in his one start during the week, leading the Cardinals to the 5-0 shutout win against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Friday, May 8. He shut down the Naturals lineup through a career-high 8.2 innings, coming just one out shy of a complete-game shutout. The right-hander struck out five while only allowing six hits and two walks throughout the scoreless start.
The dominant performance last Friday marked the second scoreless start of the season for Lee, who also blanked the Arkansas Travelers through 7.0 frames on April 23. The Bakersfield, California native is 2-2 with a 6.68 ERA through six starts early in his first Double-A campaign.
Lee has been effective at every level throughout his professional career, compiling a 19-11 record with a 3.74 ERA throughout 76 games and 21 starts. He has walked only 33 batters through 231.0 career innings, after signing with St. Louis as a non-drafted free agent on June 15, 2012 out of Sonoma State University.
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The Cardinals continue the road trip in Tulsa on Tuesday at 4:05pm. Catch all the action on KBFL 1060AM and SpringfieldCardinals.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for the Coyote's Sports Cafe Pregame Show.
The Cardinals come back from the road for an eight-game homestand at Hammons Field from May 18 - 25. Don't miss all of the upcoming fun, including:
-Monday, May 18 - Pasta Express $1 Kids Orders of Toasted Ravioli. First Pitch is 6:30pm, gates open at 5:30pm.
-Tuesday, May 19 - 2015 Commemorative Coin Giveaway 4 of 4 (2,500 Lance Lynn) and Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day. First Pitch is 6:30pm, gates open at 5:30pm.
-Wednesday, May 20 - Wednesday Night Baseball against the Tulsa Drillers. First Pitch is 6:30pm, gates open at 5:30pm.
-Thursday, May 21 - Expedia® Toiletry Bag Giveaway (2,500), Klement's "Buck a Brat" Night with $1 Klement's bratwursts and Missouri Lottery Baseball Bingo. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-Friday, May 22 - Jersey Mike's Subs Friday Night Fireworks featuring Hair Band Music. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
-Saturday, May 23 - Mercy Powder Blue Dry Fit Shirt Giveaway (2,500) and AT&T Dreams Come True Package. First Pitch is 6:10pm, gates open at 5:10pm.
-Sunday, May 24 - Price Cutter and Bar-S Foods Michael Wacha Jersey T-Shirt Giveaway (2,500), Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday and Kids Run the Bases. First Pitch is 6:10pm, gates open at 5:10pm.
-Monday, May 25 - Pasta Express $1 Kids Orders of Toasted Ravioli. First Pitch is 12:10pm, gates open at 11:10am.
For information about becoming a Season Ticket Holder, organizing a Group Outing, booking a The Cup Birthday Party or ordering Individual Game Tickets right now, call the Front Office at (417) 863-2143 or visit SpringfieldCardinals.com.
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