By Jerry Del Priore
If St. Paul Saints’ pitcher Matt Solter continues to experience the type of success he had during the past week, in which he earned the Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week honor, he’ll wind up getting a shot with an affiliated MLB organization in no time.
Solter, 25, allowed just one run in 14.2 innings during the week ending June 3.
In start No. 1, Solter received a no-decision in a 3-0 win over the Texas AirHogs, surrendering just four hits while striking out seven over seven innings. In start No. 2, Solter permitted just one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out six over 7.2 innings.
However, the New Bern, North Carolina, native would up on the losing side of a 1-0 game against the Cleburne Railroaders.
The six-foot-three, 220-pound righty has allowed just four earned runs in 19.2 innings of work, putting him second in the American Association with a 1.83 ERA thus far this season.
Solter began his professional career with the Gary SouthShore Railcats in 2015 before the San Francisco Giants purchased his contract that same campaign. During his two years in the Giants’ organization, Solter reached as high as advanced A ball and amassed 11-9 mark with a 5.09 ERA while striking out 141 hitters and walking 66 in 157.1 frames.