Hartford Yard Goats lefthander Jack Wynkoop was selected Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for July 1-7. He pitched the Yard Goats' first ever nine-inning complete game shutout on Wednesday against the Bowie Baysox at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.
Wynkoop retired 27 of 32 batters faced and permitted just five hits with no walks and five strikeouts in Hartford’s 4-0 win. He retired the side in order six times while earning his sixth victory. He is the second Yard Goats pitcher this season to earn a weekly honor. Rico Garcia, since promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque, was named EL Pitcher of the Week on June 10th.
Wynkoop's effort came in his franchise-record 57th start for Hartford. He pitched for the Yard Goats in 2017 and 2018. The Virginia Beach, Virginia native is the Yard Goats all-time career leader in starts (57), innings pitched (340.2), and ranks third in wins (14) and strikeouts (190).
Wynkoop, who is 6-9 with 73 strikeouts and a 3.03 ERA in 17 starts for the Yard Goats this season, was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the sixth round of the 2015 draft out of the University of South Carolina.
In Monday's Games:
AAA Albuquerque (37-53) was off for the Triple-A All-Star Break.
AA Hartford (9-10, 46-40) was off for the Double-A All-Star Break.
Advanced A Lancaster (12-7, 46-41) won 4-2 in 11 innings at Inland Empire (Angels). Todd Czinege (.249) singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th and scored the insurance run on an ensuing double by Taylor Snyder (.257). Austin Moore (6-0, 4.22), charged with a blown save in the 10th when he gave up one hit, worked a 1-2-3 11th for the win. Nate Harris (5.19) started and allowed one run on two hits and two walks, striking out three in four innings.
A Asheville (8-10, 37-51) lost 4-1 at Rome (Braves). Alfredo Garcia (2-9, 6.54) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks, striking out five in 5 2/3 inningts. Coco Montes (.239) was 2-for-4, and singled home Kyle Datres (.267) for the Tourists' only run. Datres was 2-for-4 with a double.
Short-season A Boise(13-12) won 3-0 at Hillsboro (D-backs). Frederis Parra (4-0, 0.58) allowed four hits and struck out five in six shutout innings. Reagan Todd (1.59) worked a 1-2-3 ninth with a strikeout for his first save. Esquiel Tovar (1-for-3) singled home two runs in the ninth.
Rookie Grand Junction (12-11) lost 12-5 at Orem (Angels). Second baseman Christian Koss (.357), the Rockies 12th-round selection out of Cal-Irvine in June, was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI. Helcris Olivares (1-1, 4.97) started and suffered the loss, allowing seven runs, five earned, on seven hits and two walks, striking out two in 3 2/3 innings, and allowing three home runs.