Jake Odorizzi reflects on game against Cardinals
Highland High School graduate Jake Odorizzi, a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, has been selected as the American League Player of the Week for April 29-May 5.
Odorizzi, 29, was 2-0 last week and did not allow a run in 13 innings while striking out 15 in wins over the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
On April 29, Odorizzi won a 1-0 pitcher dual with former American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander. Odorizzi worked seven innings, allowed only four hits and striking out seven in a 1-0 Twins win.
Then on May 4, Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings in a win at Yankee Stadium. Odorizzi gave up only two hits while striking out eight in a 7-3 Minnesota win.
Odorizzi, who has won his last four starts, is now 4-2 with a 2.78 ERA.