FLAHERTY DOMINATES and NAMED PICHER of the MONTH
Jack Flaherty was named Pitcher of the Month after quite possibly the most dominant stretch of his budding career. Flaherty, 23, topped Major League pitchers (min. 20 innings) with a 0.71 ERA (three earned runs over 38 innings) and a .444 OPS thanks to a stifling .145/.215/.229 slash line against. Flaherty won four of his five decisions in August, with his only loss coming after he allowed two earned runs to the Brewers on Wednesday. Flaherty entered the All-Star break with a 4.64 ERA, but has recorded an MLB-best 0.98 mark since then (min. 40 innings) while also topping the sport with a .161 average against and pairing 71 strikeouts with 15 walks in that span.