McPherson threw five shutout innings.

Kyle McPherson had a great start tonight in Altoona's 1-0 win in 11 innings.  He went five shutout innings, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out five.  He was delayed for 43 minutes by a rain delay in the second inning, but came back out allowing just one hit in the final three innings.

"I felt the best I've felt in awhile tonight," McPherson said after the game.

The performance capped off a great season for McPherson, which saw him put up a 3.02 ERA at the AA level in 89.1 innings, along with a 82:21 K/BB ratio.  This followed a 2.89 ERA in 71.2 innings in the Florida State League, with a very impressive 60:6 K/BB ratio.  The combination will make McPherson a likely choice for the organization's pitcher of the year, and he was announ...

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