In our fifth and final Pitcher of the Month article each season, we wait until the minor league season ends, which usually gives pitchers an extra start in September to make an impression. Going into his final start on September 5th, Scooter Hightower just needed to not completely fall apart in his outing. He was so far ahead of the rest of the pack, that it would have taken his worst career outing to knock him out of the top spot. He ended up allowing one earned run over five innings, which gave him a 1.02 ERA over 44 innings and was more than enough for him to be named as our Pirates Prospects Pitcher of the Month for August.
The worst start in August for Hightower came back on the 26th when he allowed three runs over five innings. In his other six starts combined since the beginning ...
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