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            === Giants' Bumgarner named NL Pitcher of the Month ===
 
 New  York,  NY (SportsNetwork.com)  -  San  Francisco Giants  starter  Madison
 Bumgarner was voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for May.
 
 Bumgarner led the entire Senior Circuit with five wins (5-0) and 48 strikeouts
 along  with  a 2.08 earned-run average  over his six starts. He joined hurlers
 Juan  Marichal,  Ray Sadecki and Jason  Schmidt as the only Giants pitchers to
 win five games, fail to lose and strike out at least 48 batters in one month.
 
 The  24-year-old left-hander earned his first career monthly honor, and is the
 first  for San Francisco  to be named top pitcher since Tim Lincecum did so in
 June of 2009.
 
 Other  pitchers  receiving  votes  included Chicago's  Jeff  Samardzija,  Zack
 Greinke  of  the Los Angeles  Dodgers, San Diego's Tyson  Ross and Jorge De La
 Rosa from the Colorado Rockies.
 
 
 
 
 
 06/03 16:40:10 ET