Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish won National League Pitcher of the Month honors for July as well as August, Major League Baseball introduced Wednesday.
Darvish has a 6-1 document with a 1.47 gained run standard in 7 begins until now this period as well as has actually been promoted as a capacity Cy Young Award prospect due to the fact that of his premium efficiencies to begin the reduced routine period.
Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs pitches versus the Cincinnati Reds in the initial video game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Kyodo)
He comes to be the initial Japanese pitcher to win the honor in either the National or American organizations given that the New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka took the honor in May 2014, as well as 4th Japanese pitcher generally. Hideo Nomo as well as Hideki Irabu each won two times.
Darvish was leading in August, winning all 5 of his begins while publishing a 1.09 ERA as well as 1.03 strolls plus strikes per innings pitched while starting out 40 batters in 33 innings. He got to double-digit strikeouts in a begin two times.
Darvish is presently connected for the MLB lead with 6 victories as well as has the second-lowest ERA in the MLB.
The Cleveland Indians right-hander Shane Bieber took the American League honor, with a 6-0 document as well as 1.20 ERA in July as well as August.
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