Monday, August 13, 2012
Biscuits' Yates wins league award
Biscuits reliever Kirby Yates, after picking two wins and a save in the five-game series with Jackson, won the Southern League pitcher of the week award.
Yates threw six shutout innings in four appearances for the week and has a 10 1/3-inning scoreless streak.
This year, the right-hander has a 3-2 record, is 13-of-17 on saves and has a 2.32 ERA. In his last 17 appearances, he has an 0.70 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings.
Of the 20 runners he's inherited this season, only one has scored. On Thursday, Yates came in with runners on second and third and one out. An error allowed a run to score.
Chattanooga outfielder Brahiam Maldonado won the hitter's award. He was 9-for-20 with two home runs and three RBIs for the week and is hitting .297 this year between the Lookouts and Mississippi Braves.
Yates is the fourth Biscuits pitcher to net a league honor this year. Matt Buschmann and Kyle Lobstein went back-to-back in May, while Alex Colome won in late July, just before his promotion to Triple-A Durham. Biscuits hitters have won once: Kyeong Kang in May.
Posted by Stacy Long at 12:02 PM