Danny Salazar leads Eastern League in strikeouts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) Indians starting pitcher prospect Danny Salazar outdueled Pirates starting pitcher prospect Jameson Taillon Thursday to earn his second straight win for Double-A Akron. Salazar was nearly unhittable for six scoreless innings, allowing one hit and walking two, while striking out a season-high 12 batters.
Salazar, who is considered the Indians' eighth-best prospect by MLB.com, is 2-3 with a 2.83 ERA and .212 opponents' batting average through six starts. He has an Eastern League-leading 43 strikeouts and has issued only nine walks in 28 2/3 innings.
"Everything is working for me right now -- the fastball, changeup and slider," Salazar told MLB.com. "Every single hitter, I'm trying to get ahead with that first pitch."