For the second month in a row, Jake Arrieta was named the best pitcher in the National League.
Major League Baseball announced its Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Month for both leagues on Monday afternoon.
Nolan Arenado (Rockies) and Shin-Soo Choo (Rangers) took home the Player of the Month awards while Francisco Lindor (Indians) and Justin Bour (Marlins) won the Rookie of the Month awards. The Indians’ Cody Anderson was the top pitcher in the American League for September.
Jake Arrieta went 5-0 in six starts with a 0.39 ERA and 0.57 WHIP. Arrieta allowed three runs, two earned, on 20 hits with four walks and 46 strikeouts in 46 innings.
In 15 starts since the break, Arrieta was 12-1 with a 0.75 ERA and 0.73 WHIP. Arrieta allowed 12 runs, nine earned, on 55 hits with 23 walks and 113 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings. Statistically, Arrieta had the best second half in the history of the game.
After posting a 6-0 record in six starts in August with a 0.43 ERA and 0.69 WHIP, Arrieta finished his historic season 11-0 in 12 starts with a 0.41 ERA and 0.62 WHIP. Arrieta allowed seven runs, four earned, on 41 hits with 14 walks and 89 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings.
Jake Arrieta was the NL Player of the Week three times during the 2015 season (July 6-12, Aug. 24-30 and Sept. 21-27) and was named NL Pitcher of the Month in August and September.
Jake Arrieta finished the regular season 22-6 in 33 starts with a 1.77 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 2.35 FIP. Arrieta gave up 52 runs, 45 earned, on 150 hits with 48 walks and 236 strikeouts in 229 innings. Arrieta pitched four complete games, three complete-game shutouts and a No-Hitter.