Jason Vargas Named AL July Pitcher of the Month
Mariners left-hander Jason Vargas was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for July, his first monthly honor and the 15th such honor for a Mariners pitcher.
- Major League Baseball Announces July Pitcher of the Month
- Mariners Jason Vargas Named AL Pitcher of the Month
During the award-winning month, Vargas was 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA (8 ER, 44.0 IP) with 26 strikeouts while allowing no more than three earned runs in any start, two-or-fewer in five starts and one-or-fewer in four of the six starts.
During July, the left-hander ranked 2nd in wins (5), 1st in ERA (1.64), 2nd in innings (44.0) to Felix Hernandez, 6th in opponents batting average (.206) and the Mariners won five of his six starts.
Vargas tied a Mariners record with five wins in a month, becoming the 20th player to do so and the first since Felix Hernandez won five in September of 2009. He also became the 14th pitcher to go 5-0 in a month.
Here’s a list of Mariners Pitchers of the Month:
June, 1982 Jim Beattie
Aug., 1987 Mark Langston
Sept., 1988 Mark Langston
June, 1990 Randy Johnson
July, 1991 Bill Krueger
Sept., 1995 Norm Charlton
June, 1997 Randy Johnson
Sept., 1997 Jeff Fassero
June, 2003 Freddy Garcia
June, 2007 J.J. Putz
June 2009 Felix Hernandez
July, 2009 Jarrod Washburn
Sept., 2009 Felix Hernandez
June, 2010 Cliff Lee
July 2012 Jason Vargas