With the monthly awards being announced across the MLB today, Lucas Giolito earned the American League Pitcher of the Month Award for May. This comes to no surprise for anyone that watched his May starts, as he absolutely dominated opponents, going 5-0 with a 1.74 ERA while racking up two complete games (one of those was shortened due to rain, but we’re going to count that anyway). In the 41.1 innings pitched, he racked up 46 strikeouts while only walking ten batters.
This has been said time and time again, but Lucas Giolito has arrived and he is here to stay! He really does look like the top-of-the-rotation type of talent that so many scouts believed that he could be.
First we have a Player of the Month in Tim Anderson, then a Pitcher of the Month in Lucas Giolito, so is the next award going to be Rookie of the Month to Eloy Jimenez?
Hats off to you, Lucas!
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