Noah Lowry. Pitcher of the Month for August.
Noah Lowry. San Francisco Giants staff ace.
Now, come the 2006 season, Jason Schmidt may still very easily get the ball Opening Day, and I don't think there should be a problem with that -- he's given this team a lot, and he's still pretty good. But Lowry is on another level right now, and truth be told, it's on the level that Schmidt was on in his previous three seasons.
Noah's line for the month reads like this: 39.1 innings/22 hits/3 earned runs/9 BB/33 k's/0.79 WHIP/0.69 ERA. He gave up only two extra-base hits of those 22 hits, both doubles.