The gap between Eugene and Richmond is 2,882 miles, but Kyle Harrison is making that feel shorter and shorter each and each time he takes the ball.
The third-ranked Giants prospect continued his domination of the Northwest League with one other energetic day day out on Saturday evening. Harrison labored around a pair of hits and a stroll to fan 9 over 5 scoreless frames to tempo Excessive-A Eugene’s 1-0 blanking of Vancouver in eight innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader at PK Park.
It was once the fourth day day out of the year with at least 9 strikeouts for Harrison, and his third straight. The 20-year-old retired the essential seven batters he faced — whiffing the facet in the 2nd — and exited after tossing 75 pitches, 47 for strikes.
After yielding a one-out single in the fourth, MLB’s No. 73 overall prospect responded with consecutive punchouts to procure away the body unscathed. After notching a pair of outs to delivery up the fourth, the southpaw walked PK Morris on six pitches. But, Morris would be left stranded before all the pieces as Harrison locked help in for his eighth strikeout of the game.
The 2020 third-spherical Draft take made hasty work of his closing body. After recording the essential two outs on 5 pitches, Harrison yielded a double on the essential pitch to Zach Britton, who grew to change into the single player to reach scoring field with Harrison on the bump. But, a four-pitch whiff by Harrison Ray ended the threat and the inning.
Harrison has allowed one whisk or fewer in 5 of his six starts this season — with four of these going for shutouts. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder is wearing a 1.88 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a .172 life like against with 51 strikeouts over 24 innings this season.
Harrison earned Low-A West pitcher of the year honors all the draw in which by draw of his pro debut closing year after leading the league in ERA (3.19) and strikeouts per 9 innings (14.3). The left-hander delivers from a low-three-quarters slot that adds gallop to his pitches. He blows hitters away up in the strike zone with a mid-90s heater that reaches 98 mph with a range of armside whisk. His slider additionally has gotten sharper and more difficult, parking at 82-85 mph while proving efficient against hitters from both facet of the plate. He is gaining faith in a changeup with related tempo and a few proceed, and it would perhaps change into at least an life like pitch on his quest to The Cloak once entirely developed.
With the 2 teams locked in a 0-0 tie after seven innings, Giants high prospect Marco Luciano delivered the game-a success knock with an infield single to Third in the eighth.