Former Hen Brandon Walter turning things around in High A

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Brandon Walter, for former Blue Hen & Hodgson Vo-Tech pitcher, picture courtesy of Greenville Drive

 Brandon Walter, a 26th round selection of the Red Sox, was called up to Greenville following a dominant start to the year in Low-A Salem, in which he pitched to a 1.45 ERA in 13 appearances primarily out of relief.  

Since the call up, Walter has been utilized strictly as a starting pitcher.  His first three outings, Walter combined for only 12 innings pitched, surrendering 19 hits, including 5 home runs.  He did strike out 21 batters over those 12 innings. 

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Brandon Walter Greenville Drive, photo courtesy of Greenville Drive

Walter has turned things around in his last two outings. He has had back to back stellar games while setting a career high in strikeouts in one of them. On Wednesday July 28th the 24-year-old left hander struck out a career high 12 batters while only allowing 1 hit in 6 innings of work for the Greenville Drive, a High-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Last night Walter followed up his career strikeout game with another great outing. Facing the Rome Braves he threw 6 innings allowing 5 hits, and 1 earned run while striking out 8. Brandon has notched two wins in a row bringing his record to 2-2. 

The outings are a huge turn in the right direction for Walter, after allowing 12 earned runs in his first 3 appearances in Greenville. The bounce back games are a good sign for Walter, for former Blue Hen & Hodgson Vo-Tech pitcher as perhaps he has begun to settle into the High-A level. 

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