Indians LHP Lewis named AL Rookie of the Month
The 25-year-old Lewis went 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA over four starts this past month. He collected 15 strikeouts and held opposing hitters to a .222 batting average over 24 innings.
Lewis made his major league debut on September 10, and made the most of his opportunity, tossing eight scoreless innings in a 7-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The lefthander allowed just three hits with three strikeouts.
It was the second longest starting debut by an Indians pitcher without allowing a run since 1956. Only Luis Tiant’s complete-game shutout in 1965 topped Lewis’ debut.
Lewis also tossed six scoreless in his next start against the Minnesota Twins and his 14-inning scoreless streak to start his career was the best by a Cleveland pitcher since 1969.