Buehler, Taillon take July pitching honors

August 2nd, 2021

Dodgers right-hander and Yankees righty have been named the Pitchers of the Month for July.

Buehler earned the National League Pitcher of the Month Award on Monday after a month in which he went 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA, 38 strikeouts and nine walks in 32 1/3 innings. He didn’t allow a homer and held opponents to a .470 OPS.

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The 27-year-old has been one of the game’s most consistent pitchers this season, throwing at least six innings and allowing two earned runs or fewer in 16 of his 21 starts.

It’s the first time Buehler has earned MLB’s monthly pitching honor. The same goes for Taillon, who turned in his best month of the season in July.

After recording a 6.23 ERA in April, a 4.45 ERA in May and a 6.14 ERA in June, Taillon pitched to a 1.16 mark over 31 innings last month and picked up the win in four of his five starts. He struck out 25 batters, walked 10 and allowed 20 hits.

Taillon is the second member of the Yankees’ staff to win the American League Pitcher of the Month Award this season, joining Gerrit Cole. Prior to Buehler, the last Dodger to win NL honors was Hyun Jin Ryu in May 2019.