PHOTO CREDIT: JEFF AND TARA MILLER
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 August 21.
McGovern made a pair of starts this week, winning both of them without allowing a run. On Wednesday, he took the mound against the St. Paul Saints, tossing seven shutout frames. McGvoern allowed just two hits and two walks, striking out six in a 4-0 Winnipeg win. Because the game was part of a doubleheader, the seven-inning outing was a complete game.
He returned to the bump on Sunday to face the Sioux City Explorers. Over seven innings, McGovern allowed one hit and walked two, striking out eight as the Goldeyes rolled to a 6-1 win.
McGovern is now 7-3 with a 3.78 ERA on the year. He has worked 109.1 innings over 18 starts, striking out 102 and walking just 35. The lefty is in his third year in the American Association, spending 2014 and 2015 with the Lincoln Saltdogs. He struck out 103 in 127.2 innings a season ago, 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 Goldeyes open a home series with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Central time at Shaw Park in Winnipeg. The series can be viewed live and for free at www.americanassocationbaseball.tv.
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