I just found out that little lefty Reid Santos won the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week award for the week ending June 10th.
That's great news for the Aeros do-it-all pitcher of the season. In two starts for the Aeros last week, he was 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.90 ERA.
He made his first start of the week against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Canal Park, giving up one run on four hits while striking out two batters in five innings of work. The 24-year old was equally impressive in his second appearance of the week, surrendering only two hits while striking out three and walking two in five shutout innings at home against Portland on Sunday.
After serving as the late-inning set up man early in the season, Santos was switched to closer when the team lost closer Bubbie Buzachero. Then when J.D. Martin went down with right arm problems, Santos switched over to the starting rotation May 30th, and is now 1-1 with a 1.84 ERA in three games.
Santos, a native of Kaneohe, Hawaii (infielder Rodney Choy Foo is also from Hawaii), was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round of the 2002 draft out of California's Saddleback Junior College.
A lot of guys would moan and groan about having to do so much for the team in such short notice, but santos has made the best of every situation the Aeros have put him in. He is one of the reasons the team has remained steady despite all the recent player movement.
Santos’ Pitching Line for the week ending June 10, 2007:
G W L S IP H R ER K BB ERA 2 1 0 0 10 6 1 1 5 2 0.90
Santos’ Pitching Line for the season:
G W L S IP H R ER K BB ERA 19 4 2 0 60 48 26 23 60 33 3.45