When you record 26 consecutive outs, chances are you’re going to get some kind of recognition for it.â†µ
Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga didn’t get his perfect game, but he still was able to garner the Bank of America American League Player of the Week award.
Galarraga gave up one hit, albeit a controversial one, and struck out three batters while throwing just 88 pitches (67 strikes) in the Tigers’ 3-0 win last week against the Cleveland Indians. Galarraga recorded the first 26 outs of the game before the 27th batter, Jason Donald, was incorrectly called safe at first base.â†µ
Colby Rasmus of the St. Louis Cardinals nabbed the NL side of the award.