Quad Cities River Bandits LHP Patrick Sandoval and Lansing Lugnuts outfielder Ryan Noda respectively were named the Midwest League’s pitcher and offensive player of the week for June 18-24.
In his Saturday start against the Beloit Snappers, Sandoval allowed only three hits and one walk while striking out five batters in seven scoreless innings. The Houston Astros prospect improved to 7-1 with a 2.49 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 11 walks in 65 innings (14 games/10 starts) for the River Bandits this season.
Though it didn’t count toward official statistics, Sandoval also made a start on Tuesday, taking the hill first for the Western Division in this year’s Midwest League All-Star Game. In his one inning of work, he gave up one run on two hits (a Kevin Vicuna double followed by a Taylor Walls single). You can read my post about the All-Star Game here.
In four games during the past week, Noda batted .438 (7-for-16) with two homers, three doubles, one triple, two walks, nine runs batted in, and four runs scored. The Toronto Blue Jays prospect is batting .263 with 10 homers, 15 doubles, 60 walks, 43 RBI and eight stolen bases in 63 games with the Lugnuts.