It's Been a Good Month

Ladies and gentlemen: your Pitchers of the Month.

American League

J.J. is no putz.Seattle Mariners closer J.J. Putz has been named the American League's Pitcher of the Month for June.

In 13 appearances last month, the righty set a club record by converting all eleven save opportunities he was handed, boasting a 23-for-23 mark on the season at third in the AL. He struck out 19 batters and walked three in 15.1 innings, allowing just one earned run.

With a 1-0 record, Putz was named to the All-Star roster after allowing just four earned runs in 39 innings this season for a magnificent 0.92 ERA, holding opponents to a .107 batting average.

National League

Ben Sheets is awesome.Milwaukee Brewers filthy ace Ben Sheets was honored as the National League's Pitcher of the Month.

As the one and only five-game winner on the Senior Circuit at the start of June, Sheets posted a 2.16 ERA over six starts. He didn't allow an earned run over his last 17 innings and struck out 40 batters in 41.2 innings - the second-most in the NL.

The righty tossed a six-hit complete game against the San Francisco Giants on June 19th and recorded a season-high 11 Ks against the Chicago Cubs on the last day of June. Sheets is 10-3 on the season with a 3.19 ERA and 81 strikeouts over 110 innings.

Both players will receive a super special trophy to commemorate their Pitcher of the Month performances.

Chris Young: over-looked once again.More NL vote-getters
Francisco Cordero
Claudio Vargas
Chris Young
Brad Penny
Carlos Zambrano
Jeff Francis
Derek Lowe
Matt Morris
Aaron Harang
John Maine

Dan Haren had the lowest ERA in the league until Brad Penny decided to be awesome.More AL vote-getters
C.C. Sabathia
Justin Verlander
Brian Bannister
Johan Santana
Joe Blanton
Dan Haren
Jeremy Guthrie

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Katie said...

Chirs Young foiled again! Drat!

Katie said...

Ummm, Chris that is.

Sooze said...

I know a certain Padres fan that may be a bit ticked about that fact, also. Tara... :)

Tara said...

Hi, there! I would have loved to see the NL Pitcher of the Month award go to two Padres in a row. It would make the All Star snub even more embarrassingly obvious.

Vote for C-Y for the NL Final Vote!