(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) Al Mota of the Speeders bewildered opposing batters in May and was honored as the Metropolitan League Pitcher of the Month earlier today.
The Nevada starter sparkled last month with a 5-1 record and 2.66 ERA. He made 6 starts, tossed 44 innings and had 35 strikeouts.
This season Mota has gone 9-2 with an ERA of 2.53, posting 77 strikeouts in 85.1 innings.
May is the 3rd month in a row for Mota to get the ML’s best pitcher nod, starting back in September of 2019.
This is the 6th time he has received the accolade, tying Hall of Fame pitcher Iron Arm. Only Ricky Terrazas, another HOF member, has been named Pitcher of the Month more times, a total of 8.