July 5th, 2011
Surprise! With a 6-0 record, a 0.92 ERA, a shutout, two complete games and an average of better than eight innings a start, Justin Verlander is now a two-time winner of AL Pitcher of the Month honors. He also won it in May 2009.
Perhaps the surprise was how many others received votes. CC Sabathia did, but so did Yankees rookie Ivan Nova. (Can’t explain that one.) Jered Weaver and Carlos Carrasco also received votes.