Madden gets back on track (Baseball)

August 16, 2011
Corey Madden

Following a hiccup, Corey Madden of Anchorage is breathing easy again.

The relief pitcher with the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts in an 8-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

He also got a rare at-bat, something of a luxury for relief pitchers. But he struck out.

Madden, of East High fame, lowered his season ERA to 3.44 in 18.1 innings over 12 appearances. He has compiled more strikeouts [26] than hits allowed [23].

Take away his poor outing a week ago and the 27-year-old right-hander has allowed only three earned runs in the last month.