Chad Dallas named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Right-handed pitcher Chad Dallas of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. The 22-year-old tossed seven scoreless innings in his Double-A debut Friday in a 6-0 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Dallas faced just three over the minimum, striking out nine batters. He allowed just two singles and two walks. Dallas also induced nine ground ball outs, with only one flyout and one pop out. After a leadoff single in the first, Binghamton did not collect another hit until the seventh. Dallas fanned five consecutive batters after the first-inning base hit and retired 11 straight from the third through the end of the sixth.

The Orange, Texas native joined the Fisher Cats last Tuesday after making five starts with High-A Vancouver to begin the season. At the time of his promotion, Dallas led the Northwest League in ERA (2.03) and batting average against (.146). He was named the circuit’s Pitcher of the Week on May 7 after giving up one unearned run on one hit in a six-inning start at Hillsboro May 3.

Last year in his first professional season, Dallas had a 4.60 ERA in 21 starts with Vancouver. He pitched five hitless innings at Tri-City in his Minor League debut April 13, 2022, and he was named the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week.

Dallas was selected by the Blue Jays in the fourth round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of the University of Tennessee. He is the first member of the Fisher Cats to win a weekly award since Spencer Horwitz last year on June 13 and the first pitcher since Max Castillo was honored on April 18, 2022.

New Hampshire begins a six-game road series against the Portland Sea Dogs Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Fisher Cats return home for six games against the Reading Fightin’ Phils starting next Tuesday, June 30, at 6:05 p.m.

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