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Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers named the National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America05/11/2009 1:41 PM ET
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, who led the National League with 12 RBI last week, has been named National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America for the period ending May 10th. Bank of America is the Official Bank of Major League Baseball and the only place where you can get your favorite Club logo on checks, check cards or credit cards. For more information on MLB® banking, visit bankofamerica.com/MLB.
In seven games last week, Braun hit .458 (11-24) with eight runs scored, three home runs and three doubles. The 25-year-old posted a .958 slugging percentage and recorded a .567 on-base percentage. The 2008 N.L. All-Star connected for the second grand slam of his career and recorded a career-high six RBI on May 6th at Cincinnati. Ryan's two-run homer in the eighth inning vs. the Cubs on May 8th helped land the Brewers a 3-2 win. On May 9th against Chicago, he reached base in all five of his plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a double, a homer, two RBI, two walks and being a hit batsman. Braun (.345, 8 HR, 28 RBI), who competed for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, recorded four multi-RBI games and four multi-hit games last week.
Other nominees this past week included Arizona's Justin Upton (.423, 2 HR, 4 RBI) and Jon Garland (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 H); Colorado's Todd Helton (.407, 1 HR, 2 RBI); Russell Martin (.500, 9 H, 2 RBI), Juan Pierre (.474, 3 2B, 4 RBI) and Eric Stults (2-0, 1.23 ERA, 9 SO) of the Dodgers; San Francisco's Emmanuel Burriss (.481, 13 H, 3 SB); Cincinnati's Jay Bruce (.714 SLG, 4 HR, 7 RBI); Houston's Carlos Lee (.538, 4 2B, 7 RBI), Ivan Rodriguez (.350, 2 3B, 4 RBI), Miguel Tejada (.367, 2 HR, 11 RBI) and Wandy Rodriguez (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 SO); Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy (.360, 2 HR, 10 RBI); Skip Schumaker (.455, 3 2B, 1 3B) of the Cardinals; Atlanta's Casey Kotchman (.385, 2 HR, 8 RBI); Florida's Hanley Ramirez (.533, 4 HR, 7 RBI); New York's Carlos Beltran (.321, 4 HR, 10 RBI), Carlos Delgado (.423, 1 HR, 7 RBI), David Wright (.370, 2 HR, 8 RBI), Livan Hernandez (2-0, 2.19 ERA, 7 SO), John Maine (2-0, 3.00 ERA, 10 SO), Francisco Rodriguez (4 SV, 0.00 ERA, 2 H) and Johan Santana (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 SO), who have helped the Mets assemble a seven-game winning streak; Philadelphia's Jayson Werth (.429, 4 HR, 10 RBI); and Washington's Adam Dunn (.345, 4 HR, 10 RBI), Cristian Guzman (.382, 1 3B, 5 RBI), Josh Willingham (.313, 3 HR, 4 RBI), Ryan Zimmerman (.469, 3 2B, 6 RBI) and John Lannan (2-0, 2.25 ERA, 12.0 IP). Zimmerman currently has a 28-game hitting streak.
Tourneau, the world's largest watch store, will award Ryan Braun with a luxury Swiss Timepiece, suitably engraved, in recognition of his accomplishment as the National League Player of the Week presented by Bank of America.
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