Milwaukee Milkmen Myles Smith Named PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week
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, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Milwaukee Milkmen RHP Myles Smith as the PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week for Week 4 of the 2021 American Association season.
Myles Smith Given PURE Performance Pitcher Honors
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association announced that Milwaukee Milkmen RHP Myles Smith has been named as PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week for Week 4 of the 2021 American Association season. Smith was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts.
Smith started the week against Fargo-Moorhead, allowing one unearned run in five innings in a stormy, rain shortened affair. The Milkmen staked their starter to a four-run lead in the top of the first, but the RedHawks responded with an unearned run in the bottom half of the inning. Fargo challenged the right-hander over the next four innings, but he battled his way through every frame, finishing with six hits and two walks allowed while striking out six. Of his 93 pitches, 57 went for strikes.
On Saturday, Smith dominated the Chicago Dogs, allowing four hits and no runs in five innings in a 5-0 victory for Milwaukee. Once again, the Milkmen staked their starter to an early lead, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Smith did the rest from there, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out five. Smith threw 108 pitches, 63 went for strikes.
For the week, Smith allowed 10 hits in six walks in 10 innings pitched. He struck out 11, lowering his ERA to 0.69 tops in the American Association.
For earning PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week, Myles Smith will receive a check for $100 from PURE. Smith became the first Milwaukee Milkmen pitcher to earn PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week honors, and is the second Milkmen player to be honored overall. David Washington was named PURE Performance Player of the Week last week.
2021 PURE Performance Pitchers of the Week
Week 1 – Kevin McGovern, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 2 – Michael Mariot, Cleburne Railroaders
Week 3 – Kevin McGovern, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
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by Robert Pannier