Sounds pitcher is PCL's best for the final week of the season

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 8:45pm
Staff reports

The Nashville Sounds’ season ended Monday.

Awards for their performance did not.

Hiram Burgos was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the final week of the regular season (Aug. 27-Sept. 3), the league office announced Tuesday.

The 25-year-old pitched a total of 12 scoreless innings during his final two starts. Opposing batters managed nine hits in 46 at-bats (a .196 average) and struck out 10 times.

He allowed four hits in six shutout innings Aug. 29 in a 3-0 victory over Iowa, the fifth of six victories in a seven-game span. He threw six more scoreless innings Monday in the final game of the regular season, a 2-1 loss to Memphis.

Burgos pitched 28 games this season — eight for Nashville — and led all players in the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization with a 1.95 ERA. His was the third-lowest ERA of all minor league pitchers.

He was 2-2 with a 2.91 ERA, 35 strikeouts and 15 walks in 46.1 innings for the Sounds.

Nashville lost its final four games and finished the season with a 67-77 record. It was second in the PCL’s American Northern Division, 16 games behind Omaha.

Sean Halton was the team’s 2012 most valuable player. The 25-year-old first baseman had team-highs 17 home runs and 57 RBIs in his first season of AAA baseball. In 119 games with Nashville hit 274.