BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - For the third time in the first four months of the season a Biloxi Shuckers pitcher has captured the Brewers organization's Pitcher of the Month award. Jorge Lopez takes home that honor for the month of July and he also won the award in June.
Biloxi pitchers have won the award in three of the first four months of the season. Right-handed pitcher Brooks Hall won the nod in April.
Over June and July, 22-year-old Lopez is 7-2 with a 1.61 ERA in 10 starting assignments. The Cayey, Puerto Rico native has 61 strikeouts and just 19 walks and opponents are batting only .197 against him.
Lopez is 10-4 with a 2.52 earned run average on the season with 104 strikeouts and only 41 walks. He's only one of two Southern League pitchers to reach 10 wins. He did that on Saturday in a 2-0 win over the Jackson Generals. In that game he matched a season-high eight shutout innings.
Lopez is a member of a Biloxi starting rotation that has a league-best 3.29 ERA.
You can watch Lopez in action Friday night at MGM Park when the Shuckers return home for a 10-game homestand beginning with the Mississippi Braves.