06/08/09 8:19 PM ET
Stewart named NL Player of the Week
Infielder paced National League in multiple categories
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
"It seems like everybody is in a pretty good place right now," Stewart said. "Me and Atkins were the two guys that had been struggling the most the last month or so, but we were always rooting for each other.
"I'm happy when he does well and I'm sure he's happy for me now that I'm doing well."
Other award nominees for the week were Arizona shortstop Stephen Drew (.417); Cincinnati's Laynce Nix (.321, 3 homers, 8 RBIs); Florida's Dan Uggla (.333, 2 HR); Carlos Lee (.407, 2 HR, 7 RBI) of the Astros; the Dodgers' Andre Ethier (.370, 3 HR, 5 RBI, two walk-off hits); Mets third baseman David Wright (.450); rookie left-hander Antonio Bastardo (2-0, 2.45 ERA) of the Phillies; Pittsburgh closer Matt Capps (three saves, 0.00 ERA); and the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter and Washington's John Lannan, who both pitched complete-game wins.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.