TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma Rainiers right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland has been named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for August 29 – September 5, the league office announced today.
In a pair of starts over the course of the week, Wieland earned two wins while allowing just two earned runs over 10.2 innings of work. He struck out 17 while holding opposing batters to a .211 (8×38) batting average.
Wieland, 26, earned his 13th win of the year with 5.0 shutout innings of work against the Fresno Grizzlies – he allowed just two hits and struck out eight. The Tacoma bullpen would complete the shutout effort en route to the Rainiers 5-0 victory.
With 5.2 innings of two-run work on September 5 against the Reno Aces, Wieland became the first Rainiers pitcher since 2001 to win 14 games in a single year. He finished the regular season tied with Sacramento left-hander Ty Blach for the most wins in the league.
Wieland is the second Rainiers player to earn weekly honors this season, following Mike Zunino’s Player of the Week selection for April 7-17. He is also the first Tacoma pitcher to be given a weekly award since right-hander Chien-Ming Wang was named PCL Pitcher of the Week for August 10-16, 2015.
Tickets for the Rainiers first home playoff game on Friday, Sep. 9 are available now and can be purchased by visiting www.tacomarainiers.com, calling 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting the Cheney Stadium Box Office.