Drake Britton made quite the impression in jumping to AA Portland last week, garnering an Eastern League Pitcher of the Week nod after going 1-0 in two outings. In his first start for the Sea Dogs last Tuesday, Britton tossed five innings of no-hit ball against the Bowie Baysox, striking out two and walking six. He followed that up with by holding Richmond to three-hits over 5 1/3 innings on Sunday. Britton has yet to surrender a run since his promotion.
For the second time this season Matt Barnes earned Pitcher of the Week honors, this time in the Carolina League for the Salem Red Sox. The righty was 2-0 in two scoreless starts that spanned thirteen innings of work. In those games Barnes struck out eight, allowed nine hits and four walks. Barnes took home PotW honors in the South Atlantic League after the first week of the season while pitching with Greenville.
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