Kansas City Monarchs LHP Matt Hall Named Pitcher of the Week by TWITA, GoMLSR
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. In today’s edition, This Week in the Association and Minor League Sports Report name Kansas City Monarchs left-hander Matt Hall Pitcher of the Week for Week 9.
Kansas City Monarchs Left-Hander Matt Hall Named Pitcher of the Week
On Monday, This Week in the Association and the Minor League Sports Report named Kansas City Monarchs left-hander Matt Hall as the American Association Pitcher of the Week for Week 9. Hall tossed six shutout innings in his return to the Monarchs.
With the American Association All-Star break occurring early last week, most teams only played three or four games. The Monarchs began the second half of the season with a contest against the Lake Country DockHounds, a 3-2 victory for the Monarchs.
Matt Hall had his contract purchased earlier in the season, but returned to Kansas City to provide a spectacular performance on Thursday. Hall allowed six hits and a walk while striking out seven in six shutout innings. While earning a no decision, he kept his team in this tight contest, allowing them to win late.
The left-hander allowed hits through each of the first four innings, but Lake Country was not able to solve Hall to get a runner across the plate. In the sixth, back-to-back singles put two on with no one out, but the Monarchs left-hander got out of the jam unscathed. He lowered his ERA to 1.06 and now has 42 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Matt Hall started out the season 4-1 for the Kansas City Monarchs before his contract was purchased by the San Francisco Giants. He appeared in two games for Sacramento (AAA) before his release. The left-hander has spent three seasons in the Major Leagues (2018-2020), appearing in 25 games.
2022 American Association Pitchers of the Week
Week 1 – Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks Alex DuBord
Week 2 – Buddy Baumann, Lincoln Saltdogs
Week 3 – Myles Smith, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 4 – Ryan Tapani, Kane County Cougars
Week 5 – Patrick Ledet, Sioux City Explorers
Week 6 – Ty Culbreth, Sioux Falls Canaries
Week 7 – Duncan Snider, Lake Country DockHounds
Week 8 – Vance Worley, Kane County Cougars
By Robert Pannier