Chris Young went undefeated in June, going 3-0 over his five starts. He pitched 30.2 innings, allowing 16 hits, five runs, four earned, with 13 walks and 34 strikeouts. The Princeton alumnus set a career-high with a 12-strikeout game on June 9th vs. Florida. The 6'10" ace, who is tied for second for being the tallest pitcher in Major League history, did not allow more than two earned runs in any of his starts. This is the first time he has earned the honor.
Other pitchers receiving votes were Milwaukee's Chris Capuano, who went 4-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 35 strikeouts; Florida's Joe Borowski, who went 0-0 with a 0.87 ERA and nine saves, and Dontrelle Willis, who went 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 27 strikeouts; Cincinnati's Aaron Harang, who went 4-1 with 2.97 ERA and 34 strikeouts; Chicago's Carlos Zambrano, who went 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 27 strikeouts; and Young's San Diego teammate Trevor Hoffman, who went 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA and eight saves.
Other players who received votes this past month were Wright's All-Star teammates Jose Reyes, who hit .373 with 28 runs and 14 stolen bases, and Carlos Beltran, who hit .316 with eight home runs and 25 RBI; Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra, who hit .371 with four home runs and 11 RBI; Colorado's Garrett Atkins, who hit .316, with three home runs and 27 RBI, and Jamey Carroll, who hit .361 with 21 runs; St. Louis All-Star Scott Rolen, who hit .372 with 22 RBI; and Pittsburgh All-Star Freddy Sanchez, who hit .380 with 14 RBI.
David Wright and Chris Young will each receive a specially designed trophy for being voted National League Player and Pitcher of the Month.