Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Carolina League Player of the Week
Jason Stevenson, Potomac 1 G, 1 GS, 1 CG, 1 SHO, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO Stevenson found the silver lining in an otherwise very dark cloud that has been hovering over his 2005 season, when he tossed his first career shutout Tuesday -- the day after his 24th birthday -- against Frederick. The 6-foot-1 left-hander was a combined 2-12 with a Minor League-worst 8.04 ERA prior to his gem. Stevenson allowed just five singles and a walk, while establishing a career high in strikeouts with seven. Only one Keys base runner reached third base, and Stevenson was never in any real trouble. The 2000 12th-round pick of Montreal was 8-10 with a 4.06 ERA for Double-A Harrisburg last year and climbed as high as Triple-A Edmonton. But in 13 games with the Senators this year, he was just 1-9 with a ghastly 10.57 ERA before being relegated to Potomac. He's now 2-3 with a 3.83 ERA with the Nationals.