Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish named NL Pitcher of the Month
|Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 2:47 PM- -|
Yu did it!
Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish was named National League Pitcher of the Month for his impressive recent showings.
Darvish had a perfect 5-0 record with a sparkling 1.09 ERA, 40 strikeouts, and only gave up seven walks in 33 innings pitched in August.
For the season, he has a solid 6-1 record (tied for most NL wins) with a low 1.47 ERA (tied for 2nd), 52 strikeouts (tied for 12th), and 1.00 WHIP.
He is certainly one of the frontrunners for the 2020 CY Young as he is worth 1.8 in pitching WAR (2nd highest) according to Fangraphs.
Since the All-Star break last season in 20 starts, he has an impressive 2.31 ERA with 170 strikeouts in 124 2/3 innings.
In the American League, Shane Bieber was the pitcher of the month.
Your Pitchers of the Month:— MLB (@MLB) September 2, 2020
AL: Shane Bieber, 4-0, 1.63 ERA, 38.2 IP, 57 Ks
NL: Yu Darvish, 5-0, 1.09 ERA, 33 IP, 40 Ks pic.twitter.com/SGcCtNccuB
MLB Awards for August— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) September 2, 2020
• Player of the Month: Jose Abreu
• Pitcher: Shane Bieber
• Reliever: Liam Hendricks
• Rookie: Luis Robert
• Player of the Month: Fernando Tatis Jr.
• Pitcher: Yu Darvish
• Reliever: Kenley Jansen
• Rookie: Jake Cronenworth pic.twitter.com/nLWLqBPE7m