WVC grads in the pros: Hazleton Area’s Sal Biasi traded

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
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Hazleton Area alum Sal Biasi was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers organization on Tuesday and was assigned to Single-A Wisconsin.

Biasi has pitched once for Wisconsin, a relief appearance on Thursday. He gave up three hits and a walk but didn’t allow a run in 1.1 innings of work.

The right-hander now sports a 3-3 record and 4.91 ERA after 28 appearances this season.

Ray Black

The Coughlin grad’s 10.1-inning streak of no-hit baseball was snapped on Tuesday when he gave up a pair of runs on three hits in an inning of work against the Houston Astros.

Houston’s Tyler White hit an eighth-inning, two-run home run off of the San Francisco Giants reliever that proved to be the difference.

Black’s ERA rose to 3.12 on the season as he took his first loss. He had just earned his first major league win last Sunday, getting the decision in relief in a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Matt Wotherspoon

The Crestwood grad has hit a rough patch, giving up a pair of runs in back-to-back starts including Tuesday’s relief appearance against his former team, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

Wotherspoon gave up two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings of work on Tuesday, raising his season-long ERA to 4.92.

The right-hander returns home on Thursday, when the Norfolk Tides visit PNC Field to play the RailRiders for a four-game set.

Mike Papi

The Tunkhannock grad has played sparingly this past week, appearing in three games for Triple-A Columbus.

Papi has gone 1-for-8 with a pair of walks and five strikeouts during the stretch. The outfielder is now batting .251 for the Clippers.

Jhordany Mezquita

The former Hazleton Area student was roughed up for three runs on four hits and three walks over five innings for Low-A Williamsport on Aug. 5, which was his last start.

Mezquita made eight starts for the Crosscutters and has logged a 1-0 record and 3.82 ERA.


By DJ Eberle

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Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle

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