Hill, Gausman are May Pitchers of the Month

June 2nd, 2021

Rays lefty and Giants right-hander have been named AL and NL Pitchers of the Month Presented by Chevrolet.

The 41-year-old Hill made six starts in May, posting a 0.78 ERA in 34 2/3 innings, striking out 36 and walking 12 and holding opponents to a .145 batting average. He set a career high for strikeouts on May 25 against the Royals, when he fanned 13 batters over eight innings.

Gausman tossed 37 innings in six May starts, recording a 0.73 ERA and striking out 49 while walking just six (8.17 K/BB), with opponents hitting just .165 against him. The 30-year-old also set a career high for strikeouts with 12 on May 14 against Pittsburgh.

This is Hill’s third Pitcher of the Month Award; he also won in May 2016 with the A’s and July 2017 with the Dodgers. He is the first Rays pitcher to take home the award since Tampa Bay took home three consecutive titles, Blake Snell in August and September 2018 and Tyler Glasnow in April 2019. At 41 years, 2 months, and 21 days old, Hill is also the oldest Pitcher of the Month since Trevor Hoffman won for April 2009 (41 years, 6 months, 19 days), and the oldest starter to do so since Roger Clemens in April 2004 (41 years, 8 months, 28 days).

Gausman has never won the Pitcher of the Month Award. He is the first Giant to do so since Madison Bumgarner in August 2014.