Advertisement

NL picks Clayton Kershaw over Zack Greinke for pitcher of the month

NL picks Clayton Kershaw over Zack Greinke for pitcher of the month
Clayton Kershaw pitches against the Angels on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. (Harry How / Getty Images)

Seems they could choose between Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke for the outstanding pitching performance in July.

On Monday, Major League Baseball named Kershaw the National League Pitcher of the Month for July.

Advertisement

Given that he went 3-0 with a 0.27 ERA, 0.64 WHIP, struck out 45 and walked just two in 33 innings, and is currently riding a 37-inning scoreless streak, his selection might have seemed obvious.

But considering that teammate Greinke put together a 45 2/3-inning scoreless streak of his own, went 4-0 with a 0.95 ERA and 0.58 WHIP in July, the Kershaw selection was not quite so clear.

This is Kershaw's fifth monthly award (four have been in July).

Kershaw currently leads the majors in strikeouts (192), and his 11.68 strikesouts-per-nine innings is on pace to break Phil Hughes' all-time single-season record of 11.63.

The left-hander is the National League's reigning MVP and Cy Young winner.

Follow Steve Dilbeck on Twitter @SteveDilbeck

MORE DODGERS NEWS

Advertisement
Advertisement