Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Congratulations to both Chris Flexen and Miller Diaz; they’ve been selected as the pitcher of the week in their respective leagues! Not to be outdone, Dustin Lawley was named the FSL offensive player of the week, as well. First, let’s start with the stellar week that Flexen had for the K-Mets. After struggling to a 5.63 ERA in 32 innings pitched last season for Kingsport, the 19-year-old has shown a marked improvement in 2013. That improvement was on display this past week, which saw him throw 14 innings of shutout baseball, earning two wins. He allowed seven hits, three walks, and 20 strikeouts during that span, also collecting a complete game shutout. The young right-hander is now 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA. He’s struck out 31 hitters and walked eight in 28 innings pitched. Diaz put together his best overall start of the young NYPL season this week for the Brooklyn Cyclones. In his only start, he allowed just two hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts in five innings pitched. He earned the ...
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