Andy Oliver Named the International League Pitcher of the Week

Andy Oliver was named the International League pitcher of the week.

Andy Oliver was named the International League pitcher of the week.

Andy Oliver made two starts last week for the Indianapolis Indians, and combined to give up one earned run in 11 innings, allowing just five hits, and posting an 11:10 K/BB ratio. For the pair of starts, Oliver was named the International League’s Pitcher of the Week.

Oliver threw six shutout innings last Monday, giving up two hits, walking four, and striking out five. In his second start he gave up one run on three hits in five innings, with six walks and six strikeouts. On the season Oliver has a 2.70 ERA in 43.1 innings. He leads the IL with 50 strikeouts, and while his 29 walks are high, he’s limiting opposing hitters with a .185 BAA.

Oliver is the first Indianapolis pitcher to win the honors since Rick VandenHurk on August 6th, 2012.

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  • leadoff

    I can’t see the Pirates giving him a chance unless the walks come down, just the way they operate, everything has to be in line to get a promotion.