06/25/2018 11:55 AM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2018
Contact: Brennan Mense
GARY, Ind. — Daniel Minor has been named the American Association’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 18-24. The righty completed a 2-0 week where he allowed just 1 run in 13.2 innings (0.66 ERA), with only 7 hits and 3 walks, while punching out 11 hitters.
He comes off his first career shutout on Sunday evening, blanking Sioux City 3-0 in a contest that was shortened by rain to 6.2 innings. Minor allowed just three hits and two walks to the potent Sioux City offense, striking out eight batters. On Tuesday, June 19th, he threw 7.0 innings of one-run ball against Cleburne to earn the win
He is the second RailCat to earn weekly American Association honors this season, with Colin Willis being named Player of the Week for June 4-10. He is the first RailCat pitcher to earn weekly honors since Braulio Torres-Perez was named Pitcher of the Week for June 19-25, 2017.
Minor is in his first full season and second overall with the RailCats after being acquired from Winnipeg on August 10, 2017. Minor was Gary’s Opening Day starter and is 5-2 this year with a 3.18 ERA in a league-high nine starts. He was walked 16 and struck out 44 batters over a league-leading 53.2 innings.
The RailCats finish a five-game road trip with their first-ever visit to Impact Field as they face the Chicago Dogs on Monday and Tuesday. Tonight’s 7:05 contest will have Gary’s Alex Gunn facing Chicago’s Michael Wagner. The RailCats will then return to the U.S. Steel Yard on Wednesday and Thursday to face the Dogs. Wednesday is our fourth Office Wednesday, featuring $2.50 pretzels and $4 Barefoot wine spritzers. Thursday is Beer and Dog Thursday presented by Miller Lite and GFS, with $2.50 hot dogs, $1.50 domestic drafts, and $3 premium drafts.
Jared Shlensky and Brennan Mense bring you all 100 RailCats game this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Ticket packages for the 2018 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun.
U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402