Font for fifteen
Wilmer Font struck out fifteen hitters tonight en route to the most dominant game I think the Oklahoma Dodgers have ever had. This is what I know about Wilmer Font.
- He’s a pitcher in AAA for the Oklahoma Dodgers
- I have never heard he’s a prospect
- His name gives some Dodger bloggers much fun on twitter
- His first name sounds like someone who owns an old truck and may be missing some teeth
I suspect after tonight I’ll learn quite a bit more when I get deluged with Wilmer Font information.
— MiLB.com (@MiLB) May 16, 2017
Wilmer Font, rhp, Dodgers. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Font has a career walk rate of 4.19 batters per nine innings. In the past two years, however Font has found his command. That was on full display Monday when Font took a perfect game into the seventh and set a Triple-A Oklahoma City record with 15 strikeouts in a 6-4 win over Sacramento (Giants). Font ended up allowing just two hits and a run and he walked just one. In his past four starts, Font has struck out 37 and walked just two and for the season he has struck out 63 and walked nine in 42 innings. Font has a fastball he can push to the upper-90s, but an improved splitter has been the key to his success.
Trayce Thompson hit a home run and is showing signs of life. A few days ago Thompson and Ike Davis were both hitting below .100, and they are both now between .150 and .190 so things are looking up for the hitters who were in dreadful slumps to start the season.
Kyle Farmer fresh off his Texas League POTW went zero for five and Andy Sopko couldn’t get out of the first inning.
Mitch White showed Yadier Alvarez what a top pitching prospect line is supposed to look like. 7 IP, 3 Hits, 1 Earned Run, 0 Walks, 8 K’s. The twenty-one outs by White were six more than he had ever gotten in a game before.