News: Former Lancer Pitcher Kintzler Thriving For MLB Brewers
A decade after hurling as an All-South Coast Conference First Team pitcher for the Pasadena City College baseball team, alumnus Brandon Kintzler is becoming a premium reliever in the professional ranks for the Milwaukee Brewers.
At PCC in 2003, Kintzler was the ace of the Lancers pitching staff with a 5-3 record while compiling a 3.83 earned run average in 106 innings. He struck out a team-high 72 batters and pitched two complete-game shutouts. The '03 Lancers compiled a 19-18 overall record that season.
In his fourth big league season, Kintzler, who turned 29 on August 1, is having his best year in the pros. He's currently in a hot streak where he's not allowed a run in his last 12 appearances. He has pitched a sparkling 2.63 ERA in 51-plus innings and has a 3-0 record as a set-up man on the Brewers' staff. Kintzler's walks plus hits per innings pitch statistic (WHIP) is a team-leading 0.92.
Kintzler is the only current Lancer alumnus playing in the big leagues, but he is one of many PCC players that made it to MLB. The list includes such players as Hall of Famer and Brooklyn Dodgers' great Jackie Robinson, 400 home run hitter Darrell Evans, San Diego Padres' stolen base record holder Alan Wiggins, and New York Yankees' All-Star outfielder Irv Noren.
Two years ago, Kintzler returned to Pasadena to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Lancers' 2011 season opener at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
The following is a link from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that features Kintzler's recent performances:
[Photo--Brandon Kintzler in action for the Milwaukee Brewers, courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper and photographer Chris Humphreys.]
Release Date: 08/06/2013