Dallas Keuchel named A.L. Player of the Week


Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been named American League Player of the Week. Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was unavailable for comment.

Keuchel retired 21 of the last 22 to cap off a 4-1 win over McClendon’s M’s on Sunday afternoon. That, coupled with last Monday’s win over the Teaxas Rangers, helped make Keuchel the first Astros pitcher to win the award since the team was moved to the American League. Catcher Jason Castro won the award twice last season.

McClendon’s post-game comments tweeted by respected Seattle Times writer Ryan Divish drew the ire of Astros fans and Keuchel supporters.

McClendon was probably just blowing off some steam after a frustrating loss, but his poor choice of words have made him an easy target.

Congratulations to Dallas Keuchel on a well deserved award.