The dominance and expertise shown by the Venezuelan Pablo López has grabbed the spotlight since the 2022 season began. His maturity and evolution as a player have been notorious, so much so that they have allowed him to rise as the Best Pitcher of the month of April in the National League.
The 26-year-old from Zulia has had the best start to the season of his five-year MLB career. In April he went 3-0 in four appearances in which he completed 23 23/XNUMX innings of work. He prescribed XNUMX strikeouts and allowed just four walks.
His minuscule 0.39 ERA distinguishes him as the most dominant pitcher, not only in the old circuit, but in the entire Major League.
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The only run he allowed all month came in his first appearance of the season, on April XNUMX against the San Francisco Giants.
In the rest of his outings he has pitched at least 5.0 innings and has whitewashed the Phillies, Cardinals and Nationals. He totals 18 XNUMX/XNUMX scoreless innings.
Pablo is now the seventh Venezuelan to receive such a distinction, joining:
- Johan Santana (distinguished 8 times)
- Felix Hernandez (4)
- Carlos Zambrano (3)
- Wilson Alvarez
- Freddy Garcia
- German Marquez