Thurman pitches well for the Mudcats

Mudcats starting pitcher Andrew Thurman did well Sunday in Wilmington.

It was yet another solid game for Carolina right-hander Andrew Thurman, who won his fifth game of the season as the Mudcats beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-0.

Thurman pitched seven shutout innings and allowed just one hit. He did not walk a batter and struck out seven. Thurman is now 5-3 and he has an ERA of 3.33.

It was his fourth game for the Mudcats since returning from his rehab stint in the Gulf Coast League. Thurman was injured in the bus crash in May and missed almost seven weeks. In his four games since returning, Thurman has allowed 10 earned runs on 17 hits in 19 innings, with four walks and 16 strikeouts.

For the season, including his time in the GCL, Thurman has allowed 22 earned runs on 55 hits in 59.1 innings, with 12 waks and 48 strikeouts. For Carolina, in his 10 starts, Thurman has allowed 49 hits in 51.1 innings, with 11 walks and 39 strikeouts.

Sunday's game was the longest appearance of the season for Thurman, who had pitched into the seventh inning only once this year.

The Braves acquired Thurman from the Astros in the Evan Gattis trade. The Mudcats are now 55-52 on the season.

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