LINCOLN, Nebraska – The American Association has announced that John Brownell has been awarded the league’s Pitcher of the Week award for July 8-14.
Brownell tossed his ninth career shutout and 39th career complete game in a 6-0 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes on July 10th – earning the ‘Dogs their first pitcher of the week award in 2019.
The 36-year-old Omaha native is in his first season with Lincoln after spending each of the last seven years with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League, where he is the league’s all-time strikeout king.
This year, Brownell is 4-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 10 starts. He has tossed at least six innings in nine of his 10 starts, and in his last five appearances he’s thrown 35 innings with a 2.31 ERA. Over that same stretch, he’s allowed just 28 hits with 10 walks and 29 strikeouts.
The award is Lincoln’s second from the league in 2019. Two weeks ago, Kyle Kinman earned Pitcher of the Month for June.
The ‘Dogs have a second consecutive day off before traveling overnight to Texas for a six-game trip, beginning with three in Cleburne on Tuesday. First-pitch time from The Depot is scheduled for 7:06 p.m., and pregame coverage will begin at 6:35 p.m. on ESPN Lincoln 101.5 FM/1480 AM.
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