For the first time, there are co-Dominican Players of the Month. Albert "Winnie the" Pujols won the NL Player of the Month for August and Jose Bautista won the AL award. As the Dominican Baseball Guy has said before on this previous post, fullpitchcount.com has the best recap of the MLB players of the month. Albert had another crazy month (.379, 11 HRs, 23 RBI) on the way to winning his 5th NL Player of the Month Award. Jose Bautista won the AL award for the 2nd strait month with 12 HRs and 24 RBI. He is the first Dominican to win the Dominican Baseball Guy's Dominican Player of the Month Award 2 months in a row. Albert and Jose are both from the capital of the DR, Santo Domingo.
Even though Rafael Soriano won the MLB Delivery Man of the Month Award, and could certainly be given the Dominican Pitcher of the Month Award for a second strait month, the Dominican Pitcher of the Month goes to Wandy Rodriguez. Wandy is a starter for the Dominican Baseball Guy's hometown Houston Astros and has pitched well for years. He is an inning eater and has had an ERA hovering in the 3.00 range, while pitching around 200 innings the last two years. Wandy received votes for the NL Pitcher of the Month Award and actually had the best overall numbers out of any NL Pitcher, other than the win-loss (2-1, 1.34, 43 SO, 40.1 IP). But he plays for the Astros so what can he do. Wandy is from Santiago, DR.
Gotta love the Astros 1980's Nolan Ryan Era throwback jerseys.