The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that lefty Felipe Vazquez has been named as the National League Reliever of the Month for August. It’s the second time he has won the award.
Vazquez made ten appearances last month, pitching 10.1 innings with a 3-0 record, three saves, 11 strikeouts, four hits, one walk, an 0.87 ERA and a .125 BAA. On the season, he has a 1.65 ERA in 54.2 innings over 51 appearances. Vazquez has 81 strikeouts, an 0.93 WHIP and 24 saves in 26 opportunities. He was named to his second All-Star game back in July.
The Reliever of the Month award was first handed out by Major League Baseball at the beginning of the 2017 season. Vazquez won the award for the first time last July.