It was Wojo being Wojo.
Former Citadel standout Asher Wojciechowski had the best game of his three-year pro career Monday night, throwing a complete-game one-hitter in Class AAA Oklahoma City’s 5-0 win over Round Rock.
Wojo faced the minimum 27 batters, struck out former Citadel teammate Chris McGuiness and gave an 0 for 3 collar to former MLB All-Star Manny Ramirez, who played DH and hit fourth for Round Rock in his latest comeback attempt.
It was the latest sign that a call-up to the Astros might not be far off for Wojo, who was a first-round draft choice by the Blue Jays in 2010.
Wojo is 5-4 with a 2.06 ERA since being promoted to OKC, and is 7-5 with a 2.82 ERA in Class AA and AAA this season.
Against Round Rock, Wojo retired the first 15 batters before allowing a single to Mike Olt to start the sixth inning. He got a double-play there and another one after his lone walk, in the eighth inning. He struck out five and threw just 97 pitches while becoming the first OKC pitcher to face the minimum over nine innings.
It was Wojo’s first pro shutout and the first complete-game, nine-inning shutout by an OKC pitcher since 2009. He never threw more than 16 pitches an inning. He threw nine pitches or less in an inning five times.
Wojo got Ramirez to pop out to third base in the second, fly out to center in the fifth and fly out to left in the eighth. McGuiness, who did an MLB stint with the Rangers earlier this season, popped out to the catcher in the third, struck out swinging in the sixth and flew out to center in the ninth.