Players of the Week: May 24-31

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez have been named Co-Players of the Week in the National League.

Howard and Gonzalez tied for the National League league in home runs (4), runs batted in (10), and slugging percentage (1.000) last week.

In the American League, Luke Scott, fresh off the disabled list, earned Player of the Week honors. He hit six home runs, and homered in four consecutive games becoming the first Oriole to do so since Miguel Tejada in 2005. He went 8-for-18, drove in 14 runs, and had a 1.968 on-base plus slugging percentage.

This is the fourth time Howard has won the award and the first since September of 2007. Gonzalez last won in July of 2006. Scott also won in July of 2008.

Speaking of Howard, he moved into second place in the all star voting among first basemen, behind Albert Pujols. Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez also moved to second at their respective positions and Chase Utley continues to dominate the balloting at second base.

Call of the Day: In 2007, Ryan Howard hit a long walk off home run in extras to beat the Washington Nationals.

"Towering drive! Watch this one! OUTTA HERE! Ryan Howard
has ended the game with a two run home run. And the Phillies win it in 14,
by a score of 7-5. As the Phillies won in 14, 7 to 5, number 28 for

"No doubt about it, look at that baby. So it took 14 innings, but the
Phillies made it five in a row in their 7-5 win over the Washington


MikeS said...

That game with the Howard walkoff was incredible. The best part may have been in the ninth, when Rollins circled the bases with two outs to tie the game. Awesome.

Jay Ballz said...

Ryan that guy!!

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