09/02/2004 5:29 PM ET
Barry Bonds of Giants and Jake Peavy of Padres voted NL Player and Pitcher of the Month for August
San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds, who had a .414 batting average and 27 RBI, and San Diego Padres righthander Jake Peavy, who was 4-0 with a 2.03 ERA, have been voted National League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August, respectively.
Bonds led the League with a .615 on-base percentage, 1.000 slugging percentage and 38 walks. With 11 home runs last month, he has pulled within four homers of being just the third player in Major League history to reach the 700 home run plateau. Over 27 games, Bonds recorded 29 hits in 70 at bats, including six doubles and a triple. He scored 27 runs and struck out only seven times. This is Bonds' 13th National League Player of the Month Award.
Peavy started five games, pitched a total of 31 innings and allowed 20 hits, two home runs and seven walks while striking out 32. He compiled the lowest ERA among all NL starters for the month. This is the first Pitcher of the Month Award for Peavy.
Other players who received votes this past month were Adrian Beltre (.362, 13 HR, 24 RBI) of the Dodgers; Albert Pujols (.351, 12 HR, 29 RBI) of the Cardinals; Chipper Jones (.337, 11 HR, 29 RBI) of the Braves; and J.T. Snow (.452, 5 HR, 16 RBI) of the Giants.
Other pitchers receiving votes were Houston's Roy Oswalt (5-1, 2.90 ERA, 37 SO) and Brad Lidge (8 saves, 1.10 ERA); Jeff Weaver (4-0, 2.30 ERA, 28 SO) of the Dodgers; Arizona's Randy Johnson (2-3, 2.45 ERA, 62 SO); Carl Pavano (4-1, 2.70 ERA) of the Marlins; and Jeff Suppan (4-0, 3.98 ERA) of the Cardinals.
Bonds and Peavy will each receive a specially designed trophy for being voted National League Player and Pitcher of the Month.