Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Major League Baseball announced today the players of the week for the week ending May 19th. Cleveland pitcher Justin Masterson earned the award for the American League and Joey Votto for the National- “Masterson went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 20 strikeouts and five walks in 16.0 innings pitched over a pair of starts to claim his first career A.L. Player of the Week Award and the first for a Cleveland hurler since CC Sabathia in 2008. Justin is the second Indian to be tabbed with a weekly honor this month after teammate Ryan Raburn won for the week ending May 5th. Among pitching leaders, Masterson was tops in the Majors in strikeouts and was tied for first overall in wins, ERA and innings pitched.” The Indians are the hottest team in the majors right now, and Masterson is certainly the anchor of the starting rotation. Justin pitched a masterpiece against the Yankees on Monday allowing just four hits and struck out 9 on his way to another 1-0 shutout. Yesterday, Masterson had another brilliant pitching performance striking out 11 without allowing a run. [Related: Indians exemplifying 'next man up' so far]
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