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May 31, 2011

Hector Santiago’s new pitch helps him strike out 9 and walk 2 (May 30)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 31, 2011 2:00 am
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5/30:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santiago (W, 2-0) 8.0 1 0 0 2 9 0 1.88
Shirek 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.97

Marshall @ MiLB:

Hector Santiago learned to throw a screwball just six months ago while pitching in the Puerto Rican Winter League. After Monday’s gem, other hurlers may soon be inquiring about a trip to the Caribbean in the offseason.Santiago allowed a lone hit — a sixth-inning single — and struck out a career-high nine batters over eight sparkling innings to lead the Double-A Birmingham Barons to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Chattanooga Lookouts.

Hector Santiago, 23 1/2 years old, was promoted to AA Birmingham after pitching 44.0 innings, 3.68 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 4.59 FIP, 43 K / 14 BB, .279 BABIP, in A+ Winston-Salem.

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