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.

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

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