Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jeremy Bleich Earns E.L. Pitcher of the Week

Trenton Thunder starting pitcher Jeremy Bleich has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of May 19th-May 25th.  

The 6’2”, 200 lb. hurler started one game for the Thunder last week and had a record of 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in 7.0 IP.  Bleich, who is a native of Metairie, La. made his lone appearance of the week on Friday night at Richmond in a 6-1 victory by the Thunder. He gave up just four hits while striking out a career-high 10 batters and walking two while matching his career-high for innings pitched.

The 24-year old tied for the league lead last week with a 0.00 ERA and also finished ranked among the weekly league leaders in wins, strikeouts (10-tied 5th) and batting average against (.154-tied 8th).  In 10 starts for the Thunder this season Bleich has a record of 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA.  He currently ranks sixth in the league in strikeouts (49), eighth in WHIP (1.16) and ninth in batting average against (.229) and is tied for seventh in wins.  

The left-hander was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round with the 44th overall pick of the 2008 draft after putting together a record of 3-3 with a 2.09 ERA in 11 games, nine starts, during his junior season at Stanford University.

Daniel Ortiz, an OF for the New Britain Rock Cats, was selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period.

Bleich is the third Trenton Thunder player (second pitcher) to win an E.L. weekly award in 2014. RHP Bryan Mitchell earned Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 21 and INF Kyle Roller earned the Player of the Week for the period ending April 27.

The Thunder begin a three-game series in Reading, Pa. against the Reading Fightin Phils Tuesdaynight before returning home for a four-game/three-day series starting Friday against the Portland Sea Dogs. Saturday is a split doubleheader with first pitches scheduled for 2:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., and tickets for all four games are available by visiting or by calling(609)394-3300.

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