Birdhouse Pitchers of the Month Awards - June 2005

Birdhouse Pitchers of the Month Awards - June 2005

Recognizing the top pitchers in the Cardinals minor league system during June.

How quickly time flies. It is time again for us to recognize those pitchers leading the entire St. Louis Cardinals minor league system in various categories. We let you know which starter and reliever led each team in that category plus a top five. (A starter must have one inning pitched per game played that month and reliever must have appeared in at least five games to qualify.) The New Jersey and Johnson City pitchers will be recognized as a "Team Leader" only due to the very limited number of total innings pitched. Also, those pitchers changing teams during the month are listed by the team with which they ended the month. Their stats are differentiated with the word "combined". This month's cheer for those being recognized and honored "Onward and Upward!"

Earned Run Average
The Best
Starter LHP Eric Haberer – Palm Beach Cardinals - (May Winner)
1.69 ERA, six earned runs in thirty-two innings pitched

Reliever
LHP Kevin Ool – Palm Beach Cardinals
1.10 combined ERA, two earned runs in sixteen and one-third innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Starters
RHP Jordan Pals – Springfield Cardinals – 1.93 ERA, six earned runs in twenty-eight innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Dennis Dove – Swing of the Quad Cities – 2.48 ERA, nine earned runs in thirty-two and two-thirds innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Phillip Andersen – Swing of the Quad Cities – 2.48 ERA, eight earned runs in twenty-nine innings pitched
RHP Kevin Jarvis – Memphis Redbirds – 2.95 ERA, thirteen earned runs in thirty-nine and two-thirds innings pitched (Team Leader)

Additional Team Leaders
New Jersey
RHP Mitchell Boggs – 0.00 ERA, seven innings pitched

Johnson City
RHP Matthew Lane – 3.38 ERA, two earned runs in five and one-third innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Relievers
RHP Kyle McClellan – Swing of the Quad Cities – 2.38 ERA, three earned runs in eleven and one-third innings pitched (Team Leader)
LHP Oscar Alvarez – Springfield Cardinals – 2.70 ERA, five earned runs in sixteen and two-thirds innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Josh Pearce – Memphis Redbirds – 2.94 ERA, five earned runs in fifteen and one-third innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Mark Nussbeck* – Memphis Redbirds – 3.29 ERA, ten earned runs in twenty-seven and one-third innings pitched
*Nussbeck both started and relieved this month

Additional Team Leaders
New Jersey
RHP Matthew Repole – 0.00 ERA, six innings pitched

Johnson City
RHP Ryan Dixon – 1.29 ERA, one earned run in seven innings pitched

WHIP
The Best
Starter RHP Dennis Dove – Swing of the Quad Cities
0.92 WHIP, twenty hits and ten walks in thirty-two and two-thirds innings pitched

RelieverRHP Mark Nussbeck – Memphis Redbirds
0.99 WHIP, twenty-four hits and three walks in twenty-seven and one-third innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Starters
RHP Jeremy Cummings – Springfield Cardinals – 1.09 WHIP, twenty-five hits, seven walks in twenty-nine and one-third innings pitched (Team Leader)
LHP Eric Haberer – Palm Beach Cardinals – 1.13 WHIP, twenty-six hits, ten walks in thirty-two innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Josh Axelson – Palm Beach Cardinals – 1.16 WHIP, twenty-three hits, nine walks in twenty-seven and two-thirds innings pitched
RHP Phillip Andersen – Swing of the Quad Cities – 1.17 WHIP, twenty-three hits, eleven walks in twenty-nine innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
Memphis Redbirds
LHP Bill Pulsipher – 1.26 WHIP, forty hits, ten walks in thirty-nine and two-thirds innings pitched

New Jersey
RHP Mitchell Boggs – 0.71 WHIP, three hits, two walks in seven innings pitched

Johnson City
RHP Tyler Herron – 1.00 WHIP, four hits, three walks in seven innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Relievers
LHP Kevin Ool – Palm Beach Cardinals - 1.10 WHIP, eleven hits, seven walks in sixteen and one-third innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Rich Scalamandre – Palm Beach Cardinals – 1.25 WHIP, fourteen hits, six walks in sixteen innings pitched
RHP Quinton Robertson – Swing of the Quad Cities – 1.26 WHIP, twelve hits, four walks in twelve and two-thirds innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Cory Doyne – Springfield Cardinals – 1.27 WHIP, ten hits, four walks in eleven innings pitched (Team Leader)

Additional Team Leaders
New Jersey
RHP Michael Gross – 1.00 WHIP, seven hits, no walks in seven innings pitched

Johnson City
RHP Kyle Sadlowski – 0.91 WHIP, four hits, three walks in seven and two-thirds innings pitched

Strike-Outs-to-Walks Ratio
The Best
Starter RHP Chris Gissell – Memphis Redbirds
5:1 ratio, thirty-five strikeouts to seven walks in thirty-one and one-third innings pitched

RelieverRHP Jeremy Cook – Springfield Cardinals (May Winner)
11:1 ratio, eleven strikeouts to one walk in fifteen innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Starters
RHP Jose Garcia – Palm Beach Cardinals – 3.13:1 ratio, twenty-five strikeouts, eight walks in thirty-three innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Jeremy Cummings – Springfield Cardinals – 3:1 ratio, twenty-one strikeouts, seven walks in twenty-nine and one-third innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Dennis Dove – Swing of the Quad Cities – 2.7:1 ratio, twenty-seven strikeouts, ten walks in thirty-two and two-thirds innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Matt Scherer – Swing of the Quad Cities – 2.63:1 ratio, twenty-one strikeouts, eight walks in thirty-one and one-third innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
New Jersey
RHP Trey Hearne – 4+:0.1, four strikeouts, no walks in five and two-thirds innings pitched (Note: Mr. Hearne's actual ratio cannot be calculated since he did not walk anyone this month)

Johnson City
RHP Matthew Lane – 4:1 ratio, eight strikeouts, two walks in five and one-third innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Relievers (or Six in this case since there is a tie)
RHP Mark Nussbeck – Memphis Redbirds – 9.67:1 ratio, twenty-nine strikeouts, three walks in twenty-seven and one-third innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Josh Pearce – Memphis Redbirds – 4:1 ratio, twelve strikeouts, three walks in fifteen and one-third innings pitched
RHP Cory Doyne – Springfield Cardinals – 3.75:1 ratio, fifteen strikeouts, four walks in eleven innings pitched
RHP Andy Cavazos – Palm Beach Cardinals – 3.75:1 ratio, fifteen strikeouts, four walks in eleven innings pitched (Team Leader)

Additional Team Leaders
Swing of the Quad Cities
RHP Quinton Robertson – 3:1 ratio, twelve strikeouts, four walks in twelve and two-thirds innings pitched

New Jersey
RHP Michael Gross – 3+:0.1 ratio, three strikeouts, no walks in seven innings pitched (Note: Mr. Gross' actual ratio cannot be calculated since he did not walk anyone this month)

Johnson City
LHP Josh Schwartz – 2.5:1 ratio, five strikeouts, two walks in five and two-thirds innings pitched

Strike-Outs-per-Nine-Innings-Pitched
The Best
Starter RHP Chris Gissell – Memphis Redbirds
10 per nine innings pitched, thirty-five strikeouts in thirty-one and one-third innings pitched

RelieverRHP Mike Sillman – Swing of the Quad Cities
14.3 per nine innings pitched, eighteen strikeouts in eleven and one-third innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Starters
RHP Dennis Dove – Swing of the Quad Cities – 7.44 per nine innings pitched, twenty-seven strikeouts in thirty-two and two-thirds innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Jose Garcia – Palm Beach Cardinals – 6.82 per nine innings pitched, twenty-five strikeouts in thirty-three innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Jordan Pals – Springfield Cardinals – 6.75 per nine innings pitched, twenty-one strikeouts in twenty-eight innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Jeremy Cummings – Springfield Cardinals – 6.44 per nine innings pitched, twenty-one strikeouts in twenty-nine and one-third innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
New Jersey
RHP Chris Farley – 7.36 per nine innings pitched, nine strikeouts in eleven innings pitched

Johnson City
RHP Matthew Lane – 13.51 strikeouts per nine innings pitched, eight strikeouts in five and one-third innings pitched

Balance of the Top Five Relievers
LHP Tyler Johnson – Memphis Redbirds – 13.13 per nine innings pitched, eighteen strikeouts in twelve and one-third innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Cory Doyne – Springfield Cardinals – 12.27 per nine innings pitched, fifteen strikeouts in eleven innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Andy Cavazos – Palm Beach Cardinals – 12.27 per nine innings pitched, fifteen strikeouts in eleven innings pitched (Team Leader)
RHP Jimmy Journell – Memphis Redbirds – 11.82 per nine innings pitched, fourteen strikeouts in ten and two-thirds innings pitched

Additional Team Leaders
New Jersey
RHP Cory Meacham – 7.88 per nine innings pitched (combined), seven strikeouts in eight innings pitched

Johnson City
LHP Alexander Soriano – 14.55 per nine innings pitched, seven strikeouts in four and one-third innings pitched

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