07/23/12 4:07 PM ET
Zimmerman earns NL Player of Week Award
By Adam Berry / MLB.com
Zimmerman led the Majors with 15 hits and 32 total bases in eight games last week and finished second in the NL with a .500 average and .571 on-base percentage. He also hit five home runs and posted a 1.067 slugging percentage, both second in the Majors, and he scored nine runs, tied for the most in the NL, while driving in eight.
The 27-year-old recorded a hit in seven of Washington's eight games last week, with five multi-hit performances. He scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning of Tuesday's 5-4 victory. He finished the week strong as well, going 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBIs in Sunday's 9-2 win.
Since receiving a cortisone shot in his right shoulder on June 24, Zimmerman has batted .392 with a 1.255 OPS, 11 homers and 28 RBIs in 25 games. His 14 home runs on the season put him in a four-way tie for second among NL third basemen, all trailing Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez.
This is Zimmerman's third career weekly award and his first since August 2011.