Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy was named American League Pitcher of the Month for April by the league on Wednesday, as Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. Peavy is coming off consecutive complete games, including a shutout of Oakland on April 23, and is looking healthier than he has in years.
In five April starts, the White Sox were 4-1 with Peavy on the mound as he posted a 1.67 ERA. Averaging nearly eight innings per start, he's been a model of durability so far in addition to being extremely effective on the mound. His 33-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio does a pretty solid job of reflecting how good he's been so far.
He's been especially dominant over his last three starts, allowing just two runs and 11 hits over 25 innings of work. The last White Sox pitcher to be named AL Pitcher of the Month was Gavin Floyd back in July 2010.
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