MIguel Sano was not named the American League Player of the Month. That award went to Mike Trout of the Angels.
Trout hit .364 with 7 homers and 18 RBI in April. Sano hit .316 with 7 homers and 25 RBI – and he’s now up to .317 with 8 homers and an AL-leading 27 RBI after Tuesday night’s 466-foot home run.
Miguel Sano hits monster HR over batter's eye in CF pic.twitter.com/8q05BnB7bX
— That Dude (@cjzer0) May 3, 2017
Ervin Santana has a right to feel snubbed, too. He didn’t win AL Pitcher of the Month despite his .77 ERA, which he lowered to .66 after Tuesday's start.
Houston’s Dallas Keuchel won the award after going 5-0 with a 1.21 ERA.
Santana is the only pitcher in MLB history to begin a season with six straight starts allowing one run and four hits or less since the mound moved to 60 feet, 6 inches in 1893, according to ESPN. In fact, he was the only pitcher to do that in five straight starts before he extended it to six on Tuesday.
The Twins haven't had a player win the player of the month award since Joe Mauer won it in May of 2009. The last Twins pitcher to win the monthly award was Francisco Liriano in April of 2010.