A pair of Quad Cities River Bandits teammates earned Midwest League weekly honors for August 1-7.
Outfielder Kyle Tucker was named the MWL offensive player of the week, while righthander Elieser Hernandez was named the MWL pitcher of the week.
Tucker batted .414 (12-for-29) with three home runs, three doubles, a triple and six RBI in seven games. Overall this season he is batting .284 with six homers, 18 doubles, five triples, 53 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 94 games.
In his lone start last week (on Thursday), Hernandez took a perfect game into the 7th inning versus the Peoria Chiefs. He pitched eight innings, giving up three hits and no walks while striking out eight batters. He got a no-decision in the 13-inning game won by the River Bandits.
He has since been promoted to the Lancaster JetHawks of the High-A California League. He started the season with the JetHawks, going 1-4 with a 9.10 ERA, 16 strikeouts and 17 walks in 28.2 innings (eight games/six starts) before being sent down to the River Bandits. In 11 appearances (nine starts) for Quad Cities, he went 4-3 with a 2.37 ERA, 68 strikeouts and 12 walks in 57 innings.
Hernandez won the MWL pitcher of the week award previously this season, for the period July 3 to 10.