Employees of the Month for August! Winners get 10% off in the Astros County store, and a parking spot up front for the month.
This one was close. I almost gave it to Jason Michaels, whose .355/.375/.742 month was fun to watch, but he only had five starts (because you'll naturally want to sit someone who's swinging the bat like that). But this one goes to Michael Bourn, who hit .309/.385/.423 in August with eight extra-base hits, scored 16 runs (a week's worth for the Astros), and stole 11 bases.
Goes to Jose Valverde. Nine of his 20 saves this season were in August, where he posted a 1.15 ERA in 15.2IP, striking out 19 and walking just five, giving up 2ER all month long.