Today in the next part of the series I will be naming a Pitcher of the month and Hitter of the Month for the Rochester Red Wings.
- Pitcher of the Month: Armando Gabino- I normally don't usually go with a reliever for Pitcher of the month, but Armando Gabino had an awesome month of May. After having a dreadful month of April where he had a awful 6.14 era in the month. He rebounded in May by going 1-0 with a awesome 0.63 era in 10 games. In 14.1 innings he only gave up 5 hits in those 14.1 innings. His only flaw was he walked 7 with only 11 strikeouts. The most impressive part for me was he held opponents to a .102 batting average. Gabino has been one of the most dependable relief pitchers for the Red Wings and just about every time he comes into the game he has gotten the job done. Hopefully, he can continue his streak in June and cut down on the walks and improve on the strikeout total.
- Others in Consideration: Brian Duensing, Bobby Keppel
- Hitter of the Month: David Winfree- David Winfree is having a consistantly productive season. After hitting 2 homeruns along with 8 rbi's in April. Winfree really stepped it up in May as he hit 6 homeruns and drove in a very good 16 runs in the month. He did not hit for a high average as he only hit .257, but he will never be a high average guy his value is as a run producer. Winfree had a obp of .270, but he had a very good slug percentage of .514. Overall he had a decent .784 ops which is the highest on the team in the month of May. David Winfree had the best month on the Rochester team and is doing a lot better than I thought he would do at Rochester after having his problems while at AA New Britain, but he has proven me wrong and is having a good year.
- Others in consideration: Justin Huber, Dustin Martin
I am sure there will be some discussion on these players so let me know what you think. Tommorrow I will continue the Awards as I will do the New Britain Rockcats.