May 8, 2017 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Memphis Redbirds
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memphis Redbirds right-hander Luke Weaver has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 1-7, the league office announced Monday.
Weaver's dominance helped the Redbirds on their current 10-game winning streak, which is the longest in franchise history. In his first two starts since returning from missing 22 games due to injury, he tossed 13.0 shutout innings in two wins and did not issue a walk. The MLB.com No. 3 St. Louis Cardinals prospect allowed just seven total hits in the two starts, and he struck out nine.
On Tuesday, Weaver worked 6.0 shutout innings and gave up three hits at Omaha, and he followed that up with 7.0 scoreless innings with only four hits allowed Sunday at Iowa. Opponents hit .171 against him during the week (7-41), and right-handers are now batting .111 (3-27) against him on the year.
In 41 minor league starts since being drafted by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2014 Draft (27th overall), Weaver is 17-9 with a 1.65 ERA (39er/212.2ip), and he has struck out 202 and walked just 35.
Weaver is the first Redbird to win a PCL weekly award since Jeremy Hazelbaker for the week of July 6-12, 2015.
Next Games at AutoZone Park The upcoming homestand (May 11-18) includes:
Thursday, May 11 (7:05 p.m.): All-You-Can-Eat Thursday specialty ticket, featuring burgers, plus Thirsty Thursday with select $2 beers, and College Night with $5 Left Field TruGreen Bluff tickets for college students Friday, May 12 (7:05 p.m.): Armed Forces Night featuring the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, plus a Friday Night Block Party featuring a band and $2 beers in the Plaza before the game Saturday, May 13 (6:35 p.m.): Game Night, plus postgame fireworks, and a Saturday Night Party in the Plaza featuring a band and $2 beers before the game Sunday, May 14 (2:05 p.m.): Mother's Day at the ballpark with a brunch and catch on the field specialty ticket option, plus Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday for kids 12 and under and moms, and kids and moms run the bases after the game Monday, May 15 (6:35 p.m.) Tuesday, May 16 (11:05 a.m.): Education Day with a special game time of 11:05 a.m., plus King Cotton $1 Hot Dog Day Wednesday, May 17 (11:05 a.m.): Education Day with a special game time of 11:05 a.m. Thursday, May 18 (7:05 p.m.): All-You-Can-Eat Thursday specialty ticket, featuring tacos, plus Thirsty Thursday with select $2 beers, and College Night with $5 Left Field TruGreen Bluff tickets for college students
For information on upcoming promotions, visit www.memphisredbirds.com/promotions. For more information on single-game tickets and ticket mini-memberships, visit www.memphisredbirds.com/tickets.