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July 3, 2014

Laffey named to Triple-A all-star team



SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse Chiefs pitcher Aaron Laffey, who leads the International League in victories, is headed to the Triple-A All-Star Game, to be played Wednesday, July 16, in Durham, N.C.

The Triple-A All-Star Game pits the International League stars against the Pacific Coast League stars.

Laffey, a former area standout at Allegany High, took over the International League lead in victories after a strong seven-inning performance in a win over Buffalo on Sunday. He allowed only three hits, walked one, struck out three and retired the final 13 batters he faced to get his 10th win of the season. Three other pitchers have nine wins, including teammate Taylor Hill.

Laffey (10-3) has won his last five decisions. In the month of June, he went 5-0 with a 1.60 earned run average, allowing 30 hits, walking 12 and striking out 20 in 39 1-3 innings.

For the season, Laffey is 10-3 with a 2.93 ERA. In 15 appearances, 12 being starts, he has pitched 92 innings, allowed 82 hits, walked 30 and struck out 56. He has one complete game and opposing hitters have just a .240 batting average against him.

In addition to leading the league in wins, Laffey ranks ninth in earned run average and is 14th in innings pitched.

Syracuse, 51-35 entering last night’s game against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, has the best record in the International League and lead the North Division by three games over the Rochester Red Wings.

The Chiefs are the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, and Laffey is one of 12 pitchers on the International League all-star team. Among the others are teammate Hill (9-2, 1.92 ERA) and Indianapolis’ Casey Sadler (8-1, 2.10), who pitched briefly for the Pittsburgh Pirates during a call-up earlier this year.

Laffey, 29, was the Cumberland Times-News High School Baseball Player of the Year as a senior at Allegany in 2003 and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians that year. He has a 25-29 record and 4.45 ERA in seven Major League seasons with the Indians, Mariners, Yankees, Blue Jays and Mets.

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