For the second straight week a Connecticut Tigers' pitcher has earned New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week honors. Wilsen Palacios follows up Luis Angel Sanz with a one-start gem that went down as the best performance in the league for the period of August 15th through the 21st.
Over his last two starts he has allowed only 5 hits and 1 walk in 16 innings and has not allowed a single run. His one eligible game during the period of 8/15-8/22 came on the 18th against the top team in the league, the Staten Island Yankees, and his line from that game was:
W, CG, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K
For the season Palacios has compiled a 4-3 record with a 3.51 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 59 innings. His 1.19 WHIP is eighth best in the league and he is the only pitcher in the NYPL with a shutout this season, of which he has two!
Congratulations to Wilsen on his PotW worthy outing. Palacios is now the third Tiger to get a PotW this season as Tyler Collins also grabbed honors alongside Sanz for his work with the bat last week.
2011 New England based Pitchers/Players of the Week
Connecticut - P Wilsen Palacios 8/15 - 8/ 21 (N.Y.P.L.)
Connecticut - OF Tyler Collins 8/8 - 8/ 14 (N.Y.P.L.)
Connecticut - P Luis Angel Sanz 8/8 - 8/ 14 (N.Y.P.L.)
Pawtucket - P Matt Fox 8/8 - 8/14 (I.L.)
New Britain - SS Brian Dozier 8/1 - 8/7 (E.L.)
Lowell - 3B Garin Cecchini 7/18 - 7/24 (N.Y.P.L.)
Pawtucket - P Brandon Duckworth 7/18 - 7/24 (I.L.)
Pawtucket - C Ryan Lavarnway 7/18 - 7/24 (I.L.)
Lowell - 3B Travis Shaw 6/27 - 7/3 (N.Y.P.L.)
New Hampshire - SP Henderson Alvarez 6/20 - 6/26 (E.L.)
New Britain – SP Brett Jacobson 6/13 – 6/19 (E.L.)
Portland – SP Stephen Fife 6/6 - 6/12 (E.L.)
Portland – OF Chih-Hsien Chiang 5/30 – 6/5 (E.L.)
New Hampshire – SP Joel Carreno 5/16 – 5/22 (E.L.)
New Britain – IN/OF Yangervis Solarte 4/25 – 5/1 (E.L.)