Charleston RiverDogs starting pitcher Taj Bradley has been named the Low-A East Pitcher of the Month for June, Minor League Baseball announced on Friday afternoon. John Doxakis received the same honor for the month of May as the RiverDogs have swept the circuit’s Pitcher of the Month awards to this point in the 2021 season.
Bradley went 3-1 with a 0.90 ERA in four starts during the month, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits in 20.0 innings. He struck out 27 and walked four as opponents batted just .156 against him. Bradley currently ranks third in the league with 55 strikeouts this season. He has recorded 10 strikeouts, a RiverDogs single-game season high, on two different occasions. For the season, he is 5-3 with a 2.50 earned run average.
“This is a very well-deserved honor for Taj”, said RiverDogs manager Blake Butera. “He has grown a lot this year both mentally and physically. This is only the beginning of what will be a really nice career.”
The Tampa Bay Rays selected Bradley in the fifth round of the 2018 draft out of Redan High School in Stone Mountain, GA. He was ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 21 prospect in the Rays farm system entering the season. During the 2019 campaign, the right-hander went 2-5 with a 3.18 ERA in 12 appearances at rookie-level Princeton. He struck out 57 batters in 51.0 innings.
Bradley and the RiverDogs will continue a series in Kannapolis tonight at 7:00 p.m. as they aim for a seventh consecutive win. The broadcast of all 120 RiverDogs games is available online at riverdogs.com.
All RiverDogs tickets for the 2021 season are available for purchase online and will be delivered digitally. Once purchased, tickets can be printed at home or scanned on a phone. For answers to frequently asked questions, fans are encouraged to visit the RiverDogs Digital Ticket Guide. In addition to tickets, the entire RiverDogs gameday experience will be cashless including parking, the team store and concessions. Fans who do not have credit or debit cards will be able to use cash to purchase gift cards at Fan Services on gamedays. Masks are no longer required, but suggested for non-vaccinated guests. The RiverDogs also have a no bag policy, with the exception of medical bags, diaper bags, and clutch-style purses no larger than 6.5in x 4.5in.
RiverDogs season tickets, flexible ticket plans, and group tickets, including options to the Segra Club at Riley Park, are now available for the 2021 campaign at riverdogs.com/tickets or by contacting the RiverDogs front office at 843-577-3647 (DOGS). A full schedule for the 2021 season is available at riverdogs.com.
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