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Strasburg wins NL Pitcher of Month

May 2, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT

Stephen Strasburg's dominant April earned the right-hander National League Pitcher of the Month honors today.

Strasburg, who went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA, 34 strikeouts and six walks in five starts, won the award on the votes of media members who regularly cover NL clubs.

The 23-year-old has been credited with a quality start each time he's taken the mound this season and has been charged with zero or one earned run in four of those five starts.

His 1.13 ERA ranks second in the NL at the moment (trailing only the Diamondbacks' Joe Saunders, who carries a 0.90 ERA into tonight's game against the Nationals) and his 34 strikeouts are tied forRead more ยป

  1. MicheleS - May 2, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!! Just 5 more months and we will give him the CY YOUNG!(needed to do that was afraid i was getting rusty, ya know, it's been a couple of days)

  2. Kirbs - May 2, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Congrats stras, although it sounds like we are getting shut out tonight……

  3. feelanau - May 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Since returning from TJ surgery, Stras has just three wins in 10 starts — notwithstanding a 1.29 ERA and 58:8 strikeout/walk ratio. What a waste. And still people defend not pursuing some offense, rather than just pitching, during the off-season. Did we really need Edwin Jackson, when we already had Stras, Gio, Jordan, Detwiler, Wang, and Lannan? Nothing against Jackson; he's pitched well. But our problem was, is, and will be, an inability to score. That money would have been better spent on a bat. Instead, we've got retreads and minor leaguers.

  4. Ghost Of Steve M. - May 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    Look at that picture you have! He's smiling! Good to see!

  5. natsfan1a - May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    If memory serves, we've had a few co-players of the month as well. Nice to have it all to oneself. Atta way, donkey. ;-)

  6. natsfan1a - May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Gio was probably behind the photo making faces at him. :-)

  7. SonnyG10 - May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Way to go Stephen!!!

  8. P. Cole - May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is raffling off a Tyler Clippard autographed ball. Donate online at http://spring2action.razoo.com/AlexandriaAnimals between 6PM and 9PM to be automatically entered in the drawing. Minimum $10 donation.

  9. natsfan1a - May 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    ummm, did they start the game early?Congrats stras, although it sounds like we are getting shut out tonight……

  10. Soul Possession, My PFB Hitterish Sofa - May 2, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    For a fraction of what Nady costs, they could have kept Soriano. 72/2 is a fraction, right?

  11. Soul Possession, My PFB Hitterish Sofa - May 2, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is raffling off a Tyler Clippard autographed ball.Shouldn't that be a Michael Morse "Beast Mode" ball?

  12. Soul Possession, My PFB Hitterish Sofa - May 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Didn't Soriano get a POTM when he was here?

  13. Soul Possession, My PFB Hitterish Sofa - May 2, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Nevermind. That was with the Cubs, the following year (June).

  14. natsfan1a - May 2, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Wait, I was thinking of players of the week.

  15. Kirbs - May 2, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    No, our offense vs sub 1 era = shut out.

  16. natsfan1a - May 3, 2012 at 2:24 AM

    Yeah, you might want to check the box score, Kirbs.

  17. NatsLady - May 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Congrats to our Ace. Well deserved. Gio and JZnn next (maybe not this month with the Weaver no-no, oh, wait, he's in the AL…)

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