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Jose Fernandez tabbed NL Pitcher of the Month

Jose Fernandez didn't get the win Sunday against the Dodgers, but he did pick up the National League's Pitcher of the Month award on Monday.

The Marlins' 21-year old ace went 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA, 55 strikeouts and eight walks over his first six starts of the season. In Sunday's 5-4 win over the Dodgers he was in line to pick up his fifth win before A.J. Ramos blew the save in the ninth.

Fernandez leads all of baseball with 65 strikeouts. He had 10 in Sunday's effort, the seventh time in his career he's reached double digits in Ks.

Last year, he was named NL Rookie of the Month for July and August en route to winning the National League's Rookie of the Year award.