Press Release:

Syracuse, NY—The Syracuse Chiefs, Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone has been named the International League’s Pitcher of the Week for June 27 to July 3rd. Milone, a Triple-A rookie, leads the IL in strikeouts.

Milone threw for 14 innings and a third this week and allowed just one run. Monday in Rochester, Milone struck out six and allowed just three hits. Five days later, the 24-year-old Milone allowed just one run on five hits in six innings and a third at Buffalo in the Chiefs’ extra-inning win. In that start, Milone became the first IL pitcher to strike out 100 batters this season.

On Thursday, Milone was named to the Triple-A All-Star Team by fans, media, field staffs and general managers in the league. It was his second-straight All-Star appearance after being named an Eastern League All-Star last year with Double-A Harrisburg. The Triple-A All-Star Game is slated for July 13th at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Milone is scheduled to pitch Friday against the Pawtucket Red Sox as part of a seven-game homestand. The Chiefs are home tonight against Buffalo to begin that home stretch. Game time is 6:30 P.M. with an Independence Day fireworks display to follow presented by 95X and Time Warner Cable Sports.

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