WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Goldeyes’ left-handed pitcher Kevin McGovern has been named the American Association Pitcher of the Week for June 26th-July 2nd.
McGovern was 1-1 in two starts last week in which he did not allow an earned run over 15.0 innings pitched. On Tuesday versus Gary SouthShore, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native pitched six innings without allowing an earned run, walking three and striking out three. On Sunday afternoon, McGovern helped the Goldeyes complete a three-game sweep of the Sioux Falls Canaries with a complete game, three-hit shutout. The 28-year-old walked two, struck out a season-high nine, and at one point retired 14 batters in a row. It was McGovern’s fourth career shutout and second of 2017. It was also McGovern’s seventh career complete game, as well as his fifth in a Goldeyes’ uniform over the last two years. McGovern entered Monday fourth in the American Association with a 2.53 ERA.
McGovern previously captured Pitcher of the Week honours for May 29th-June 4th.
The Wininpeg Goldeyes open a three-game series tonight against the Wichita Wingnuts. First pitch from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca
The Goldeyes return home on Tuesday, July 11th when they host the Sioux City Explorers. Tickets for all Goldeyes’ home games are on sale now by calling 1-855-GOLDEYE, visiting www.ticketmaster.ca, or visiting any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park.
For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com