photo: Jack Flaherty (Memphis Redbirds)
Memphis Redbirds press release
Memphis Redbirds right-handed pitcher Jack Flaherty was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for August in a vote by the circuit’s managers, the league office announced Wednesday.
In five August starts, Flaherty went 4-1 with a 1.97 ERA (7er/32.0ip) and struck out 29 while walking seven. His finest outing was 7.0 innings of shutout, two-hit work at Tacoma Aug. 6, and he allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his five starts in the month. Flaherty helped the Redbirds to a division championship before making his Major League debut Sept. 1 at San Francisco, and he ended his time with Memphis allowing fewer than three earned runs in nine of his final 10 starts and three earned runs in the other.
In all, Flaherty was 7-2 with a 2.74 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 85.1 innings over 15 starts as a Redbird.
Brian Walton’s take
This is especially notable as pitchers usually lose out on these kinds of awards to hitters.
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