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Rasmussen Named American League Pitcher Of The Month

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Drew Rasmussen’s fantastic August has culminated with him being named the American League Pitcher of the Month.

Rasmussen finished August with a 3-1 record and a 1.57 earned run average, striking out 33 batters and walking just four.  He became just the second pitcher in Rays franchise history with six or less runs allowed, five or less walks, and 30 or more strikeouts in a month, joining Shane McClanahan, who did it this past May en route to being named Pitcher of the Month for May.

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Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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