Red Sox’s Matt Barnes Named AL Reliever Of The Month For April

Barnes had a 0.00 ERA in April

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The Boston Red Sox had a very successful month of April while also realizing just how dominant Matt Barnes can be in the closer role.

Barnes was a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities in April en route to being named the American League Reliever of the Month.

The right-hander threw six innings without giving up an earned run. Barnes struck out 11 while only walking one batter without giving up an extra-base hit.

To say Barnes was dominant would be an understatement, and he’s making an early case for his first All-Star Game appearance, as well as one of the most solid closers in Major League Baseball.

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