Baker throws 3-hitter for T-Bones, racks up 18th career win

August 10, 2019
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Dylan Baker

Juneau’s Dylan Baker turned back the clock and pitched his best game since 2013 as the veteran racked up eight innings in a 7-2 win for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association independent league.

The 27-year-old rocket right-hander threw a three-hitter with five strikeouts in his second-longest outing of his eight-year pro career.

Baker, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, is a 2012 fifth-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians and played as high as Double-A in 2018.

He has bounced back and forth between starter and reliever since turning pro, but his background is as a starter and that’s what he is with the T-Bones.

Baker has a 3-4 record in eight appearances. He has a 3.78 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 52.1 innings.

Among Alaskans all-time in the pro ranks, Baker ranks sixth in innings (348) and strikeouts (287), and seventh in wins (18).