One night after pitching the AirHogs to their biggest win of the season, Zhang Tao has been named the Pointstreak Pitcher of the week of 8/19-8/25.
In his first start of the week Zhang Tao worked 7 innings of 1 hit baseball against the Lincoln Saltdogs. He carried a no hitter through 6.1 innings. Overall on the day he threw 7 innings, allowing no runs on 1 hit, striking out 9 and walking none. Although he did hit one batter.
Zhang Tao took the mound again on the 25th against the Cleburne Railroaders. The AirHogs were coming off their worst loss of the season but Zhang Tao didn’t let that stop him, as he tossed 5 innings of 2 run baseball against one of the hottest lineups in the league. Tao’s stat line go the 25th read 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 4 K. He got the win again as the AirHogs won the game 8-2.
Zhang Tao has been great for the AirHogs this season. Overall he is 3-6 with a 4.54 ERA but has really found something in his last 3 starts, all wins for the team. In his last 3 starts he is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA. His three wins is also first amount active starters on the team.
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