The Cincinnati Reds had a good showing in the Minor League Baseball Player of the Month awards for the final month of the year. Randy Wynne joined James Marinan as pitchers that took home the Pitcher of the Month award for his respective league in the Reds organization.
The home crowd of the Chattanooga Lookouts unfortunately didn’t get to see any of Randy Wynne’s award winning performances in person during the month of September. All three of his starts came on the road in the month. On the 1st of the month the righty tossed 5.0 shutout innings against Birmingham and allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out three batters. Six days later he took the mound against Tennessee and gave up one run over 6.0 innings on five hits while not walking anyone and striking out four. Wynne then capped off his season with 7.0 shutout frames against Tennessee where he allowed four hits and picked up five strikeouts.
In total during the month he threw 18.0 innings and allowed just one run. That’s a 0.50 ERA. Wynne allowed 11 hits, walked just one batter, and he struck out 12 in that stretch. That was plenty good enough for him to earn the Double-A South Pitcher of the Month award.
The 2021 season was a tale of two-halves for Randy Wynne. In his first 14 appearances he struggled. Over his 50.2 innings pitched he allowed 78 hits and 10 home runs while posting a 7.28 ERA. He walked just 8 batters and did have 44 strikeouts in that stretch, but hitters also posted a .342/.365/.575 line against him. But over the next (and final) 11 games he turned things around in a big way. Wynne fired 38.2 innings with a 1.86 ERA where he allowed just 27 hits, 3 walks, and he struck out 23 batters while giving up just 3 home runs. Hitters posted a .193/.218/.293 line against him over that stretch.