Reliever To Represent Sounds, Pacific Coast League At Triple-A All-Star Game On July 11th In Buffalo
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds pitcher Jim Henderson has been named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team and will represent the Sounds on the 30-man squad that takes on the International League stars in the 25th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 11th at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York.
Henderson was selected as a reserve for the contest by the PCL office.
The 29-year-old right-hander has posted a 3-3 record, team-leading six saves, and a 1.93 ERA (8er/37.1ip) in 24 relief appearances for the Sounds while holding opponents to a .233 average.
He has struck out 42 batters in his 37 1/3 innings, ranking 4th among league relievers with a 10.13 strikeouts per nine innings ratio, while issuing only 16 walks.
Henderson has allowed a run in only four of his 24 outings this season and opened the year with a PCL-best 24 1/3 consecutive scoreless?innings pitched over his first 15 appearances before finally surrendering a run on May 28th.
The All-Star nod is the second mid-season honor of Henderson’s 10-year pro career. He was previously recognized as a Midwest League All-Star in 2009 during his first year in the Brewers organization.
A pair of former Sounds were named as additional participants for the PCL team in the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game.
Shortstop Luis Cruz, who was Nashville’s 2010 team MVP after hitting .281 with 10 HR and 68 RBIs in 129 contests, will be a member of the PCL roster as one of three Albuquerque Isotopes participants.
Former Sounds player and manager Marty Brown, currently the skipper with the Las Vegas 51s (Blue Jays), will serve as the PCL All-Star manager for the game. Brown played for the Sounds for parts of two seasons in 1988-89, representing the club in the inaugural Triple-A All-Star Classic in 1988, then returned to manage Nashville for two seasons from 2001-02.
There are no former Sounds on the International League All-Star roster, which was announced yesterday.
The 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game will be broadcast live on television on MLB Network and the Armed Forces Network as well as on the radio on 102.5 FM “The Game” at 6:00pm CDT.