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Jose Fernandez, Sonny Gray named Pitchers of the Month for April

May 5, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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Pitchers are players too, but nor for monthly awards. They get their own jam, and Sonny Gray of the Athletics and Jose Fernandez of the Marlins won this jam, being named Pitchers of the Month for April.

Fernandez led baseball with 55 strikeouts while posting a 4-1 record in six starts. Fernandez was tied for third among N.L. pitchers in wins while and was fourth in ERA with a 1.59 mark. He was also fourth among qualifying pitchers in opponents’ average, allowing 25 hits over his 39 and two-thirds innings of work. Yesterday’s start against the Dodgers doesn’t count for this, obviously, but he had ten strikeouts on a day he was described by many as having poor command. Which is quite a testament to how great his stuff is.

Gray went 4-1 record with a 1.76 ERA, one shutout and 37 strikeouts in 41.0 innings pitched over six appearances. Gray was tied for first in wins, was second in ERA, fifth in innings pitched and 12th in strikeouts. Opponents batted .220 off of him.

  1. wonkypenguin - May 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    I seriously love me some Sonny Gray. Even his name makes me happy.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 5, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    The Oxymoron!

  3. barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking - May 5, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Cueto has been better, Fernandez had one really bad start. Cueto hasn’t had any.

    • barrybondsisthealltimehomerunking - May 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      Just to follow up. They both had 7 starts. Cueto has 9 more innings, 5 less hits, 1 less ER, 3 more walks, 5 less K’s.

      Cueto ERA 1.31 WHIP .73
      Fernandez ERA 1.75 WHIP .90

      Where is the outrage people!

  4. brums21 - May 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    What a joke! Cueto was better, Cincy gets no love from

  5. doctornature - May 5, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    “Johnny Cueto, who went all kung fu in a panic after he was shoved against the net behind home plate. Cueto said he was trying to protect himself, but the Cardinals said he was reckless in lashing out with his cleats, giving St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter some scrapes on his back and sides, and catcher Jason LaRue a potential concussion.”

    Cueto will have to pitch back-to-back-to-back no-no’s to win anything from MLB awards after he went postal in 2010.

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