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Jayson Werth of the Philadelphia Phillies named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week05/10/2010 3:41 PM ET
By mlb - werth / MLB.com
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for the period of May 3-9, 2010. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.
Werth led the National League with four home runs and 25 total bases last week, while his four doubles were good for second and his nine RBI tied for second. The 2009 N.L. All-Star hit .360 (9-25) on the week with a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .407 on-base percentage. On Thursday, Werth's 3-for-4, three-RBI performance led the way to a 7-2 victory over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals in a match-up of division leaders. Werth crushed a home run and doubled twice in that game to help the Phillies take three out of four in the midweek series at Citizens Bank Park. On Sunday, the right-handed-hitting slugger clubbed his 100th career home run (seventh of the season) and drove in two as the Phillies defeated visiting Atlanta 5-3 in the rubber game of a three-game set. The 30-year-old veteran has now reached base safely in 30 of his 31 games this year and is third in the NL with a .349 batting average. His 16 doubles lead Major League Baseball. This marks Jayson's second career weekly award, the first being for the period of August 17-23, 2009.
Other nominees this past week included San Francisco's Aaron Rowand (.357, 3 HR, 11 RBI, .786 SLG); Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen (.625, 5 2B, .667 OBP); Andre Ethier (.455, 10 H, 6 RBI) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (.407, 8 RBI, 11 H, 12 R) and Casey McGehee (.320, 9 RBI, 8 H); Yadier Molina (.500, 11 H, 7 RBI, 2 SB) of the Cardinals; Cincinnati's Joey Votto (.417, 3 HR, .833 SLG); Washington's Josh Willingham (.294, 3 HR, .941 SLG) and Matt Capps (1.93 ERA, 3 SV); and Werth's Philadelphia teammate, Jamie Moyer (1-0, 0.00 ERA), who, at age 47, became the oldest player in Major League history to throw a shutout.
The Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week, Jayson Werth, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.
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