Aeros RHP Steven Wright was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week.
In his two appearances last week, the 27-year old went 1-0 with a 0.59 ERA over 15 1/3 innings, including a complete-game shutout Sunday at Bowie.
The Torrance, Calif., native made his first start of the week last Monday night against the visiting Binghamton Mets. Although he earned a no-decision, he limited the B-Mets to a run on six hits while striking out five and walking three over 6 1/3 innings.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder was even more impressive Sunday afternoon at Bowie, striking out six and walking two while throwing a complete game, five-hit shutout to lead the Aeros to a 5-0 victory.
Wright ranked second among all Eastern League pitchers in innings pitched last week and was sixth in strikeouts and eighth in ERA.
On the season he is 3-1 and his 1.13 ERA and 35 strikeouts rank third best in the league. Wright, the Tribe’s second-round pick in the 2006 draft out of Hawaii, has allowed one earned run or less and struck out five batters or more in all six of his starts for the Aeros this season.
The Aeros begin a seven-game homestand at Canal Park tonight at 7:05 p.m. against the Erie SeaWolves. LHP T.J. House (0-0, 4.50) is slated to start for Akron and will face former Aeros LHP Kelvin De La Cruz, who is 1-3 with a 5.32 of Erie.