SALISBURY, MD – Shorebirds pitcher Cristian Alvarado was 4-0 with a 1.29 E.R.A. in six starts in June. That production was recognized by the parent club. On Wednesday, the Orioles announced that Alvarado was June’s Minor League Pitcher of the Month.
As dominant as Alvarado was that month, his best outing occurred in his final start in June. He pitched a complete game one-hitter in the second game of a June 29 doubleheader against Greensboro.
Alvarado leads the Birds in wins (7) and his 101 strikeouts is tops in the South Atlantic League.
Alvarado is the second Shorebirds pitcher to earn this honor from the Orioles in 2016. Garrett Cleavinger won the award in April.