Mock Named IL Pitcher of the Week

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | , | 0 comments »

Posted by Cheryl Nichols, Contributor and Photographer for Nats News Network

The International League announced that Garrett Mock has been named the Pitcher of the Week for the period from June 22-28 making him the first Syracuse player to be so honored in 2009.

Mock was optioned from the Nationals earlier this season after 13 relief appearances, however, is showing that he is truly a starter and does not belong in the bullpen. Since returning to Syracuse on May 20, Mock has posted a 2.16 ERA in six starts. The right-hander won a pair of starts this week by posting a 0.60 ERA in a League-best 15.0 innings pitched.

Garrett had his first complete game on June 22.

Mock will keep things interesting if he continues to pitch well and may be back in Washington before we know it.