Ladies and gentlemen: your Pitchers of the Month.
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.
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.
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