May 4, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Fernandez and Sonny Gray win pitchers of the month awards for April


 

Sonny Gray of the Oakland A’s and Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins are the American League and National League pitchers of the month according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Gray, 24, made his first career Opening Day start for the A’s this season and including his March 31 start went 4-1 with a 1.75 earned-run average for the month with six quality starts and 37 strikeouts.

Fernandez won the NL Rookie of the Year award last year and picked up where he left off last season with a 4-1 record with a 2.60 earned-run average with 55 strikeouts, including tying a career-high 14 strikeouts over eight shutout innings in an April 22nd win against the Atlanta Braves.

The two represent two of the best young pitchers in the game but it may be time to just label them as two of the best pitchers in the game regardless of their age and would not be surprising to see either of these two in contention for the Cy Young at season’s end.

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