HARRISBURG, PA. - The Eastern League announced today that Harrisburg Senators pitcher Kyle McGowin has been named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 21st to May 27th. The right-hander is the second Senators player to win pitcher of the week honors this season after Brady Dragmire won the award earlier this season.
The 26-year-old made two starts last week, going 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA, 20 strikeouts and two walks. McGowin started against Erie on May 22 and tossed seven shutout and two-hit innings while striking out a career-high 10 and walking one. He became the first Senators pitcher to strike out 10 or more in a game since Erick Fedde struck out 12 on August 31, 2016. McGowin faced just two over the minimum over the seven frames.
The right-hander started again on May 27 against Altoona and allowed two runs across six innings while tying his career-high with 10 strikeouts and walking one.
McGowin led all Eastern League pitchers in strikeouts (20) and tied for the lead in wins (2) during the week. He also was tied for third in innings pitched (13.0), 10th in ERA (1.38), 10th in WHIP (0.77), and 10th in batting average against (.174).
Kyle, who has a record of 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA across three starts with the Senators this season, his second with the club, was acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for infielder Danny Espinosa on December 10, 2016. He was originally drafted by the Angels in the 5th round of the 2013 draft from Savannah State.
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