Sioux Metropolis Explorers catcher Wilfredo Gimenez and Winnipeg Goldeyes starter R.J. Martinez received the American Affiliation’s Pointstreak batter and pitcher of the week award for the week ending 8/27, the league introduced Monday.
Gimenez powered his solution to this weekly honor, hitting a league-high 4 house runs in the course of the week to associate with a .429 common (9-for-21), two doubles and two walks.
The backstop struck out simply as soon as in the course of the week whereas additionally driving in 9 runs, the third finest mark within the league in the course of the week.
That is Gimenez’s third season within the American Affiliation after enjoying with each Gary and Fargo-Moorhead in 2019, almost all of final season with Lake Nation and now this yr in Sioux Metropolis. The 32 year-old beforehand performed within the Florida/Miami Marlins group between 2008-2014.
On the pitching aspect, Martinez was lights out in each of his begins, pitching twice this previous week and permitting only one earned run throughout 17 innings pitched.
Martinez’s spotlight of the week and of his season was pitching a whole sport shutout towards the primary place Kansas Metropolis Monarchs on Saturday evening, permitting simply 4 hits and placing out two.
The left-hander picked up a tough-luck loss in his earlier begin, going eight innings and permitting only one earned run towards Sioux Falls.
Martinez is in his second season in Winnipeg in a combined function of beginning and relieving. He owns a 6-4 document on the season to associate with a 4.39 ERA throughout 71.2 innings pitched.
Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Affiliation.