The Washington Nationals have opened the 2012 campaign playing tremendous baseball, with stellar performances coming both on the mound and at the plate. This early-season success has led to the collection of some hardware by Nats players, in the form of National League monthly awards. The month of May saw two more Washington players recognized for their excellence on the field, Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez. Via @NationalsPR:
Gio (Pitcher of the Month; 5-0, 2.25 ERA) & Bryce (Rookie of the Month; .271, 5 2B, 4 3B, 4HR, 10RBI, 13BB) earn NL's May monthly awards.— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) June 3, 2012
Gonzalez's pitcher of the month award follows teammate Stephen Strasburg's selection as the recipient in April. As Mark Zuckerman of CSNwashington.com notes, the Nationals have now won more monthly league awards in two months of 2012 than in the previous seven years combined.
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