Albuquerque Isotopes right-handed pitcher Brandon Gold has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for August 8-14, it was announced Monday by Major League Baseball.
Gold turned in the best start of his Triple-A career Thursday vs. Reno, tossing six scoreless innings with just two hits allowed. He did not walk a batter and struck out two, earning the victory.
It was the first time he pitched six frames of scoreless baseball since June 1, 2019, with Double-A Hartford.Gold was the only qualifying pitcher in the league to not allow a run in six or more innings last week.
He is the first Isotopes pitcher to be named league Pitcher of the Week since Frank Duncan last July.
TUESDAY: Albuquerque at Tacoma, 1:05 p.m. The Isotopes will travel to Tacoma for their first series at Cheney Stadium since May 2019.
Albuquerque’s Alan Trejo is 12-for-26 over his last seven games with six two-hit contests during the stretch. He has 19 multi-hit games for the season.
Carlos Pérez has cooled off over his last five contests, going just 1-for-17 at the plate.
The combined time of the six games in the recent home series against the Reno Aces was 14 hours, 8 minutes. The average game time was 2:21.
PROBABLES: Isotopes right-hander Ashton Goudeau (0-6, 10.10 ERA) vs. Rainers right-hander Chris Mazza (2-3, 7.65).
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