HODGES PICKS UP PITCHER OF THE WEEK AWARD

HODGES PICKS UP PITCHER OF THE WEEK AWARD

DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Kansas City T-Bones RHP Josh Hodges has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 17.

Hodges made two starts in the past week, and picked up a win and a no-decision as the T-Bones won both contests. On Tuesday, he tossed six innings against the Laredo Lemurs, allowing one run on seven hits, walking two and striking out a pair. Kansas City went on to win 5-4. The New Albany, Miss. native returned to the hill on Saturday to face the Joplin Blasters. He threw seven innings, allowing just one run once again on four hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Hodges became the winning pitcher as Kansas City took an 11-1 victory.

On the season, Hodges has appeared with both the T-Bones and Blasters. He is a combined 3-4 with a 4.53 ERA in 12 games, 10 of them starts. In 59.2 innings, Hodges has struck out 28 batters. Hodges is in his first season in the American Association following a seven-year stint in the Miami Marlins organization. He ascended as high as the Class AA Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns, where he appeared in nine games in 2015. He posted some of his best numbers in 2012 with the Class A Greensboro (N.C.) Grasshoppers in the South Atlantic League. Over 148 innings, he struck out a career-high 98 batters, while matching a career high with eight wins on the season. Hodges also posted a 3.65 ERA that season.

The T-Bones open a series with the Lincoln Saltdogs on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. from Haymarket Park in Lincoln. The series can be viewed live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.

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