Matt Harvey wins the NL Pitcher of the month award for April

Matt Harvey 1 polaroidMajor League Baseball has announced RHP Matt Harvey has won the National League’s pitcher of the month award for the month of April.

Harvey, 24, went 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA and 46 strikeouts in six April starts.  His four wins tied for the National League lead, while his 1.56 ERA is third in the league for the month. His 46 strikeouts are tied for fourth in the league.

Harvey became the first pitcher in since 1900 to win his first four starts of the season, while allowing no more than 10 hits combined in those four starts.

Harvey is the first Met to win the award since R.A. Dickey won it in June, 2012.

Michael Baron, Contributor

This is a fitting way for Matt to end a magical month of April. He showed everything he is advertised as being over the first month of the season: a winning player who has the ability to both dominate and adjust with a relentless bulldog mentality. He was captivating – especially over his first two or three starts – and he has won a much-deserved award for a magnificent start to this season. I get the feeling many awards like this are in his future, and that’s an exciting prospect for both him and the organization.