TigsTown Pitchers of the Month: June 2015

A number of relievers had excellent showings in June, with a number of them good enough for consideration for pitcher of the month. Which of them excelled enough to earn the honor?

AAA Toledo - RHP Thad Weber
31.0 IP | 2.03 ERA | 1.10 WHIP | 1-0 | 17 K | 7 BB |
Weber has been a solid member of the Hens staff after returning to the organization this year. His effectiveness was especially noteworthy in June, when he yielded just seven runs over an entire month of work for the club. Belfiore was also strong for the Mud Hens in relief.
Runner-Up: RHP Mike Belfiore

AA Erie - RHP Jeff Ferrell
10.2 IP | 1.69 ERA | 0.56 WHIP | 0-0 | 17 K | 1 BB | 7 SV
The SeaWolves haven't had a very consistent pitching staff this season, but Ferrell was consistently lights out for the 'Wolves in June. Ferrell was basically unhittable, with a WHIP at below 0.60, and 17 strikeouts in less than 11 innings of work. Not only was Ferrell excellent, but the recently-promoted Collier was very good as well, with a 2.08 ERA over five starts. He just wasn't quite as dominating as Ferrell was in the back of the bullpen.
Runner-Up: RHP Tommy Collier

A+ Lakeland - RHP Adenson Verastegui
17.0 IP | 0.53 ERA | 1.06 WHIP | 0-0 | 14 K | 7 BB |
Verastegui isn't exactly a household name among Tigers fans, and the name itself is quite the mouthful. But that didn't stop him in June, as he gave up just one run in 17 innings of work in relief for the Flying Tigers. He held off Ziomek for the monthly award honors, who saw improvement in his performance across the board, with a 2.86 ERA and just three walks.
Runner-Up: LHP Kevin Ziomek

A West Michigan - RHP Spencer Turnbull
15.1 IP | 1.17 ERA | 1.17 WHIP | 2-0 | 14 K | 9 BB |
Turnbull didn't get the chance to pile up the innings in June, with the All-Star break that Turnbull appeared in preventing him from getting in a bigger workload. While he still had bouts of trouble with his control, including his last appearance in June where he walked four in just 3 2/3 innings, he was still very effective, giving up just two earned runs in the month, keeping him ahead of Belisario, who was very good once again in the back of the 'Caps pen.
Runner-Up: RHP Johan Belisario


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