Carlos Gonzalez named NL Player of the Month

After a slow start to the season, Carlos Gonzalez has more than made up for any early doubts fans and his club might have had. On Monday the Rockies right fielder was rewarded for an amazing month of July in which he hit an NL-high 11 home runs, with 24 RBIs and an .841 slugging percentage, being named the NL Player of the Month. It is his first such award.

The club congratulated Gonzalez via Twitter. provided some highlights from his amazing month…

The red-hot July included a stretch of three multihomer games in a four-game span. In fact, seven of Gonzalez’s home runs for the month came during a five-game stretch.

Despite it being Gonzalez’s first POM recognition, he had received other recognition in the month, earning NL Player of the Week honors for July 20-26.