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Yankees’ Jameson Taillon named American League Pitcher of the Month

Yankees righty Jameson Taillon has been named the American League Pitcher of the Month for July.

Taillon is the second Yankee to receive the nod this year – Gerrit Cole was named April’s AL Pitcher of the Month, and was the first Yankee with the honor since Masahiro Tanaka in May of 2014.

Entering the month, Taillon’s ERA sat at 5.43 – he lowered it down to 4.11. In five July starts, he allowed just four earned runs in 31.0 innings (1.16 ERA) – before July, Taillon had six separate starts where he allowed at least four runs. Opponents slashed .182/.254/.300 against him this past month.

Taillon had three quality starts in July – in his two non-quality starts, he didn’t allow any runs. He hasn’t recorded a loss since May 31.

Since July 1, Yankees starters have a 2.81 ERA, the second best in all of baseball.