Hawaii is represented well in the major leagues. Players like Shane Victorino and Kurt Suzuki are household names here in the 808 state. This weekly post highlights some of the players from the islands in the major leagues and their performances so far in their last couple games and for the season.
Brandon League: Saint Louis graduate had his remarkable streak of 23.1 IP without giving up an earned run, snapped on Thursday night. He allowed a month high of 3 runs on 3 hits in the Dodgers 6-3 loss to the Pirates. He was tagged with the loss falling to 1-2, with his ERA growing to 2.25. In the month of May, the LAD releiver has eight strikeouts, one run, 12 hits in 14.2 innings pitched and a WHIP of 1.02.
Kurt Suzuki: The Wailuku native has had a productive month for the Twins. In the past seven days, Suzuki has four hits and a .211 average. His numbers for May include 28 hits, six doubles, six run scores, eight RBI’s and a .284 average. Minnesota lost to Texas today 5-4.
Shane Victorino: Red Sox manager John Farrell said the teams plans to be more careful with Victorino’s hamstring as the team placed the Flyin’ Hawaiian on the DL for 15 days. The Wailuku native didn’t have much production in eight at-bats in the last seven days. However, in the month of May, Victorino has eight RBI’s, one homerun, 16 hits, eight runs, two doubles and a triple.
Jerome Williams: The Houston pitcher and Marauder alumni has three innings pitched in the last seven days. He had two strikeouts, one ER, one run, three hits and a WHIP of 1.33 and an ERA of 3.00. Williams stats for May include nine strikeouts, a 1.20 WHIP and a 4.05 ERA with 13.1 innings pitched. The Astros won against the Orioles today 3-1.
Kolten Wong: Last but not least is former UH Rainbow standout Kolten Wong. Not much production out of the Hilo native in the 6-5 loss to the Giants today. However, the 2B has had nine hits, two runs, two doubles, three RBI’s and an average of .429 in the past seven days.
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Kirby Yates: The AAA pitcher for the Durham Bulls recorded one save in his only game played this past week. The Lihue native also had one strikeout and only allowed one hit in his performance.
That’s it for this week’s updates on Hawaii MLB stars. Check in next week for the highlights and stats on our local players.