Bootcheck pitches in Triple-A All-Star GameWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Bootcheck represented the Mud Hens well during the Triple-A All-Star Game in Buffalo on July 11 throwing .2 scoreless inning in a loss.
Toledo’s closer received limited action as pitchers in the game tend to rotate each inning, but Bootcheck didn’t allow a run, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Despite his performance, Bootcheck and the International League lost 3-0 to the Pacific Coast League and the right for their league’s representative to be designated the home team for the Triple-A National Championship Game in Durham on Sept. 18. The IL had won the last three matchups and seven of the past nine.
Bootcheck earned an All-Star appearance after posting a 3.38 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 34.2 innings this year. He is second in the IL in saves (15), and opponents are hitting a career-low .189 against him this season.