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Victor Martinez, Josh Harrison win Player of the Month honors for August

Sep 3, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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The news comes from the MLB Public Relations Twitter. Matt Shoemaker and Madison Bumgarner won Pitcher of the Month honors for August, while Shoemaker and Kyle Hendricks won Rookie of the Month honors.

Martinez put together a .350/.442/.547 slash line with six home runs and 30 RBI in August. On August 27, the 35-year-old hit a home run against Yankees starter Shane Greene. It was his 26th of the season, setting a new career-high mark in his 12-year career, besting the 25 he hit as a 28-year-old in 2007 with the Indians.

Harrison posted a .347/.374/.602 slash line with four home runs, nine RBI, and four stolen bases. The Pirates went 14-14 in August, partially due to losing reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen for 14 games between the 4th and 19th, so it would have been much worse without their speedy utility man. Harrison is now manning third base on an everyday basis in place of the struggling Pedro Alvarez.

  1. ch0psuey - Sep 3, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Josh Harrison deserves it, dude has all the tools to play this game.

  2. historiophiliac - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    V-Mart!

  3. papacrick - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    I remember when espn wrote an article about players who were going to regress the most post All Star break and they had V Mart and JD Mart at the top of their list. I’m sure it was Keith Law

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