Hens pitcher Hardy named IL player of the week

8/26/2013
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Toledo pitcher Blaine Hardy pitches a 1-hitter against Gwinnett at Fifth Third Field last Tuesday.

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Toledo pitcher Blaine Hardy pitches a 1-hitter against Gwinnett at Fifth Third Field last Tuesday.
Toledo pitcher Blaine Hardy pitches a 1-hitter against Gwinnett at Fifth Third Field last Tuesday.

Mud Hens pitcher Blaine Hardy was named International League pitcher of the week, the league announced today.

The left-hander won both of his starts last week, including a complete-game one-hit shutout at home against Gwinnett Monday and seven innings of three-hit shutout ball at Louisville Sunday. In 16 innings Hardy allowed just four hits and three walks while striking out nine and not allowing a run.

With the two wins this past week, Hardy improved to 6-1 with a 1.86 ERA since his June promotion from Double-A Erie.