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Matt Harvey, Clay Buchholz named pitchers of the month for April

May 2, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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The press releases keep on coming:

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has been voted National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of April. Harvey recorded four victories (4-0) in six April starts, tying him for first among N.L. pitchers. The young right-hander ranked among league leaders in nearly every pitching category. His 1.56 ERA (7 ER/40.1 IP) ranked third, his 46 strikeouts tied for fourth, and his 40.1 innings of work were the fifth-most by an N.L. hurler in the first full calendar month of the 2013 championship season.

And:

Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox has been voted American League Pitcher of the Month for April. Buchholz compiled a perfect 5-0 record with a 1.19 ERA, 39 strikeouts and 13 walks in 37.2 innings pitched over five starts to help the Red Sox match the all-time Club record with 18 wins in April (also 1998 and 2003) and close out the inaugural month with the best record in the Majors at 18-8. This is Clay’s second career Pitcher of the Month Award, previously accomplishing the honor for August 2010.

Harvey is must-see viewing when he pitches. Just amazing stuff. Easily my favorite Met in many moons.  Buchholz is reminding us that, for as bad that 2012 Sox were, it wasn’t like it was going to take massive miracles for them to bounce back. He has always been a guy capable of being this kind of ace. It was merely a matter of health and good fortune before it happened again like it did in 2010.

  1. 13arod - May 2, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    moore had better numbers then clay

    • eightyraw - May 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      Besides a marginal difference in ERA, what numbers were significantly better? His fluky LOB% and BABiP?

  2. proudlycanadian - May 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Matt Moore of the Rays was probably slightly better than Buchholz in April. Moore was also 5 and 0 with a 1.13 ERA and a WHIP of only 0.88.

    • proudlycanadian - May 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      Moore had 38 strikeouts and 15 walks. In my opinion, he was marginally better than Buchholz, but the vote could have gone either way. Both are on my fantasy team and help make up for some of my lesser selections.

      • drewzducks - May 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM

        If you have any Blue Jays on your fantasy team then you have my sympathy.

      • proudlycanadian - May 2, 2013 at 9:22 PM

        Just Janssen and Morrow.

      • drewzducks - May 2, 2013 at 9:23 PM

        Adequate.

    • aceshigh11 - May 2, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      Gee, what a shock that you’d find ANY excuse to not give a Red Sock credit for anything.

      How tiresome.

  3. jaysfan64 - May 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    What I wanna know is when someone’s gonna have Buchholz checked during a game – something funny with his glove arm and his hair last night at the dome…

  4. jaysfan64 - May 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/red-sox-starter-buchholz-could-be-doctoring-ball/

    • drewzducks - May 2, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      Accusations from a Blue Jays lackey. What a shocker. The 2013 Jays are quickly resembling the 2012 Feesh. When are the Jays gonna start accusing someone of delay tactics to get the bullpen ready? Oh wait never mind. I can’t believe the Jays are such an embarrassment with the Joe McCarthy of the modern era John Gibbons running the show. Gotta give the fans credit though, not an empty seat in the Rogers Centre, just sections upon section of open blueness. At least you guys have the Raptors.

  5. historiophiliac - May 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    That is some bullshit! Anibal Sanchez should’ve gotten it. Don’t you get bonus points for shaming Braves?

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