Major League Baseball confirmed a fact that most, if not all, Astros fans knew: the Astros were bonkers good during the month of May.
MLB named shortstop Carlos Correa and RHP Lance McCullers Jr. as player and pitcher of the month for May respectively.
Correa played out of his month in May. He batted .386 (39x101) with eight doubles, seven home runs, 26 RBIs, and a 1.130 OPS. Correa led the AL in batting average and RBIs. He had multiple hits in 14 of his 26 games, including five consecutive games from May 25-29, which was the longest such streak of his career.
McCullers compiled a 4-0 record in six starts during the month. He had 0.99 ERA (4ER/36.1IP) with 37 strikeouts and allowed only 21 hits for a .164 opponent batting average.
It is the first time in team history that the Astros took home both awards in the same month, the last time feat happened was May 2010 with the Red Sox (David Ortiz, Lon Lester).