From the offices of Major League Baseball
All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies was selected the W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week on Monday, the sixth time he has earned the honor. Teammate Ian Desmond also was a finalist for the award.
All-Star starting pitcher Trevor Bauer of the Cleveland Indians has been named the W.B. Mason American League Player of the Week.
Blackmon is the third Rockies player to be awarded weekly honors this season, joining Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story. Blackmon also has now matched Arenado, Dante Bichette and Todd Helton for the most weekly awards in franchise history.
During the week, Blackmon:
- Batted .568 (21-for-37) with 12 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, six home runs, 15 RBI and a 1.216 slugging percentage over seven games played.
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Charlie is the fourth player since 1900 to log at least 20 hits and five homers over a seven-game span, joining Tim Salmon (1994), and Hall of Famers Bill Terry (1932) and Al Simmons (1932).
- Tallied 15 hits during Colorado’s four-game series with the San Diego Padres, which represented the most-ever in a series of four-or-fewer games in the modern era.
- Notched at least four hits in three consecutive games (Thursday-Saturday), matching Milt Stock (1925) for the second-longest such streak since at least 1908.
- Recorded his 12th career multi-homer game on Thursday against the Padres, and his second of the season (also May 12th). Matched Johnny Damon for the fourth-most multi-homer games from the leadoff spot in Major League history.
Other noteworthy NL performances last week included Desmond (.500, 8 R, 6 XBH, 13 RBI); infielder/outfielder Ketel Marte (.448, 11 R, 13 H, 5 HR) of the Arizona Diamondbacks; outfielder Scott Kingery (.500, 7 R, 8 XBH, 8 RBI) of the Philadelphia Phillies; starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (13.0 IP, 0.69 ERA, 14 SO, 0 BB) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; second baseman Ozzie Albies (.414, 7 R, 5 2B, 3 HR) of the Atlanta Braves; shortstop Paul DeJong (.346, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 1.088 OPS) of the St. Louis Cardinals; All-Star third baseman Manny Machado (.440, 11 R, 5 XBH, 6 RBI) of the Padres; and starter Aníbal Sánchez (2-0, 2.25 ERA, 12.0 IP, 1 BB) of the Washington Nationals.