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July 22, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Pitcher of the Week, July 13-19: Anatanaer Batista

Lowell's Anatanaer Batista made two appearances out of the Spinners bullpen last week, working 7 shutout innings of 2 hit ball, striking out seven and walking none, earning a win and garnering SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week honors for July 13-19. Batista pitched 3 innings against Aberdeen (Orioles) July 15, allowing 1 hit and striking out 3 and getting the victory. Four days later he went 4 innings against Williamsport (Phillies), again allowing only a single hit and striking out four. After a bumpy beginning to his 2009 campaign, Batista has settled into a groove in July, allowing 1 earned run of five hits (0.87 ERA, .139 BAA) in 10.1 innings pitched over 5 appearances, striking out 11 and walking none, and is 2-0. On the season he is 2-0 2.25 ERA in 16 innings pitched over 8 appearances, all in relief, allowing 4 earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out 15 and walking three. Bautista, a 20-year-old righthander, was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2005, and spent last season in the Gulf Coast League.