RHP Shawn Armstrong Selected To 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game Roster
Rainiers reliever sports five saves and a 2.34 ERA in 29 appearances this year
By Tacoma Rainiers Communications / Tacoma Rainiers | June 28, 2018 1:48 PM
TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma Rainiers right-handed reliever Shawn Armstrong has been selected to represent the Pacific Coast League in the 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game, the league announced this morning.
Armstrong, 27, has made 29 appearances out of the Rainiers bullpen this season while posting a 1-2 record with five saves, a 2.34 ERA (9ERx34.2IP), and 47 strikeouts. He currently leads the club in appearances and saves and has limited opposing hitters to a .197 (25x127) batting average. Armstrong ranks third among PCL qualified relievers with a 12.20 strikeouts per nine innings pitched ratio, while also ranking tied for third on the circuit with seven holds. He has held opponents without an earned run in 21-of-29 appearances this year, and is currently on a run of six consecutive scoreless outings.
He was acquired by Seattle in a trade with the Cleveland Indians in exchange for international slot money on Dec. 13, 2017, and has spent the entire year with Tacoma. This is Armstrong's fifth career mid-season all-star selection, and his third career Triple-A All-Star Game appearance - he previously represented the Columbus Clippers with the International League in 2015 and 2016.
The 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game will be held on Wednesday, July 11 at Huntington Park in Columbus, OH. The game will be nationally broadcast on MLB Network.
Armstrong and the Rainiers continue their current homestand tonight against the Las Vegas 51s at 7:05 p.m. PT. Tickets for the entire homestand are available to purchase over the phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at TacomaRainiers.com.
All season ticket options, group outings, and suite packages for the club's 2018 season are available now and can be purchased by calling the Tacoma Rainiers front office today at (253) 752-7707. Single-game tickets can be purchased over the phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at TacomaRainiers.com. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Tacoma Rainiers leading up to the 2018 season can be found by following the club on Twitter (@RainiersLand) and liking the team on Facebook.
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