Kirk deprived of NL rookie award

May, 2, 2012
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis was beaten out for the NL Rookie of the Month award by Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley, who went 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in April.

Miley happens to be opposing Dillon Gee on Friday at Citi Field as the Mets return home after getting swept in Houston.

Will Nieuwenhuis be able to seek some revenge? That only will be the case if Terry Collins opts to start Nieuwenhuis against the southpaw.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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