Photo Credit: Winnipeg Goldeyes
DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Winnipeg Goldeyes LHP Kevin McGovern (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 4.
Over 15 innings across two starts this week, McGovern picked up two wins and struck out 15 opposing hitters. His first start came on Tuesday against the Sioux Falls Canaries, an outing in which he worked eight innings. McGovern scattered six hits and allowed four runs, but did not walk a batter as he struck out seven. Winnipeg won the game 8-4.
He returned to the mound on Sunday to take on the Lincoln Saltdogs at home. McGovern tossed seven innings, allowing a pair of runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out eight Saltdogs as Winnipeg won 5-2.
On the season, McGovern is now 3-0 with a 3.14 ERA. In four appearances (all starts), he has worked 28.2 innings, striking out 22 and walking eight.
The lefty is in his fourth year in the American Association, spending 2016 with the Goldeyes and 2014 and 2015 with the Lincoln Saltdogs. Pitching for the eventual league champion Goldeyes in 2016, McGovern compiled an 8-3 record and 3.55 ERA in 21 starts. He struck out 125 opposing hitters over 129 innings, and was named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 21, 2016. He struck out 103 in 127.2 innings in 2015, posting a 5-8 record in 20 starts. In 10 starts in 2014, McGovern went 3-3 with 60 strikeouts in 64 innings. He was named the Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 20, 2014, following a complete game shutout in his second start as a Saltdog.
McGovern played his college baseball at Philadelphia University in his hometown of Philadelphia. He has also pitched in the Frontier, Can-Am and Pecos Leagues before coming to the American Association.
The 12-5 Goldeyes, tied for first place in the American Association’s North Division, enjoy a day off Monday. On Tuesday at 7:05 p.m., they will open a road series at the Sioux City Explorers. The series can be seen in its entirety at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.
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