Brewers pitchers earn weekly honors

Jeffress.jpgA pair of Milwaukee hurlers won Pitcher of the Week awards on Monday, Lindsay Gulin of Triple-A Nashville and Jeremy Jeffress (pictured) of Double-A Huntsville.

Gulin went 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in two starts last week with 14 strikeouts, nine hits and five walks in 13 innings. The left-hander slowed the Round Rock Express in both games, including a two-hitter in seven innings on Saturday. For the season, he’s 7-7 with a 3.63 ERA.

For a little background, Gulin was drafted by the Mets in 1995 and has been in Triple-A in four seasons but never pitched in the big leagues. Gulin is 31, so time is not on his side. It would be a great story if he could continue to pitch well and earn that elusive call up.

Jeffress is more of what you would call a prospect. The 16th overall pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft also went 2-0 last week, giving up one run in 11 2/3 innings while striking out 11. Jeffress is only 20, and those two starts were Nos. 2 and 3 since being promoted to Double-A.

It’s a nice bounce back for Jeffress, who tested positive for “a drug of abuse” late last season and had to serve much of his 50-game suspension to start this year.

— Nick Zaccardi


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