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McFarland named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

By Stephanie Published: July 5, 2011

Aeros LHP T.J. McFarland was named Eastern League Pitcher  of the Week for the period of June 27th through July 3rd.

The 22 year-old native of Palos Hills, Ill., began the week with a strong start against visiting Bowie, limiting the Baysox to just one hit and an unearned run while striking out five over six innings.  McFarland improved to 4-4 with the win, helping cap a 6-0 homestand sweep by Akron.

Over the week, McFarland led all E. L. pitchers in WHIP (0.33) and batting average against (.048) last week and also tied for first in ERA (0.00). 

On the season, McFarland is 5-4 with 52 strikeouts and a 4.09 ERA over 70 1/3 innings.  He has allowed three earned runs or less in 11 of his 14 starts and is tied for the league lead with two complete games.

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