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Month of May in the MLB: Handing Out Awards

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

May is gone and we're into June.

Before we get into the third month of the season, let's take a look back at May and hand out some awards. There were plenty of great performances in the past month when taking a look back. Several teams made bold moves to the top in the past month and are looking to continue their strong play in June.

 

AL Pitcher of the Month: Justin Verlander, SP, Detroit Tigers

Verlander pushed a bad April out of his mind and dominated just about everyone he faced in May. He blew away hitters and posted 56 strikeouts in May in just 41.1 innings. Verlander had five wins in six May starts and had an ERA of 1.52 and WHIP of .90. He held hitters to a .178 batting average in...

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