(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) The Toronto Nomads felt very secure when they sent out Knuckles Malone to the hill last month. The 30-year-old starter went after Lake League hitters with a vengeance and earned May’s Pitcher of the Month award.
He went 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA as he struck out 42 in 53.2 innings over 6 starts, a stark contrast to a shakier April that saw him drop 2 games and pitch a third loss to a no decision.
On the season Malone has compiled a 9-2 mark with a 2.60 ERA in 12 starts, and is among the strikeout leaders. If he continues his pace he will be in a Triple Crown conversation at the end of the season.