Darvish Named MLB’s AL Rookie Of The Month

143371288 8 Darvish Named MLBs AL Rookie Of The Month

NEW YORK (Sports Network) – Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was named the American League Rookie of the Month for April.

Darvish pitched to a perfect 4-0 record with a 2.18 ERA, including 33 strikeouts and 17 walks, over 33 innings on the mound in five starts to earn the honor.

The Osaka, Japan native participated in just the seventh all-time meeting between Japanese-born starting pitchers in an April 24th duel with the New York Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda.

Darvish’s best performance of the month came in that matchup as he tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings while scattering seven hits and striking out 10 batters.

Other players receiving votes included Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly and Orioles pitcher Wei-Yin Chen.

(© Copyright 2012 The Sports Network. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

  • http://fortworthinsight.com/news/darvish-named-mlbs-al-rookie-of-the-month/ Darvish Named MLB’s AL Rookie Of The Month « Fort Worth News Feeds

    […] Go to News Source […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
The Taz Show

Listen Live