Jake Arrieta has been unanimously voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for April
Major League Baseball announced Monday its players and pitchers of the month for April. And for the third straight regular season month, Jake Arrieta is the National League Pitcher of the Month.
Jake Arrieta was named NL Pitcher of the Month for April and became the first pitcher to win three consecutive Pitcher of the Month awards in the National League. Pedro Martinez (April, May and June 1999) and Johan Santana (July, August and September 2004) won three straight Pitcher of the Month awards in the American League. Martinez won the AL Cy Young in 1999 and Santana won the Cy Young in 2004.
Arrieta was the Pitcher of the Month for August and September last season en route to winning the National League Cy Young Award.
Jake Arrieta pitched the game’s first no-hitter of the season on Thursday, April 21 in Cincinnati. Arrieta was a perfect 5-0 in five April starts with a 1.00 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 2.85 FIP. In 36 innings this season, Arrieta has allowed four runs on 18 hits with 10 walks and 32 strikeouts.
Arrieta’s no-no led to him winning the NL Player of the Week Award (April 18-24) seven days ago.
For being voted as the National League Player of the Month for April, Jake Arrieta will receive a specially designed trophy to commemorate his performance.
The Nationals’ Bryce Harper was named NL Player of the Month. Manny Machado of the Orioles took home the AL Player of the Month award. The Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for April. The Rockies’ Trevor Story and Rangers’ Nomar Mazara were the Rookies of the Month for April.