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Fisher Cats' Walden named Pitcher of the Week

Posted by Craig Forde  May 20, 2013 03:41 PM

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Walden.jpgNew Hampshire’s Marcus Walden has been named the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week for the period of May 13 to 19.

He becomes the first Fisher Cats player to win Eastern League weekly honors since Brad Glenn was named player of the week in the first week of July last year.

Walden had only one start during the period, but made it count as he dominated the Portland Sea Dogs over 7 2/3 scoreless innings.

Walden held the Sea Dogs without a hit for 5 2/3 innings and allowed only 2 singles and 2 walks and struck out 6 in picking his second win of the season. He threw 86 pitches, 59 for strikes and forced 13 ground ball outs.

After allowing 26 hits and 8 earned runs in his first three starts, Walden has settled into the season and in his five starts since he has a 1.97 ERA and has allowed 31 hits in 32 innings.

On the year he is 2-4 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 8 starts.

Walden, a 6-foot right hander, was a ninth round selection by the Blue Jays in 2007 out of Fresno City College. Last year he posted a 14-4 record with a 2.97 ERA between Low-A Lansing and High-A Dunedin.

This is Walden’s first Double-A season.

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