Hanley Ramirez had to share the honor but he was National League Player of the Week.
Ramirez topped the Senior Circuit with 15 runs batted in and 22 total bases and tied for first with three home runs last week. The 25-year-old hit .385 and posted a .429 on-base percentage with three doubles, two stolen bases and five runs scored. Two of his three homers were grand slams.
Currently in position to be the N.L.'s starting shortstop at the 2009 All-Star Game, Ramirez is going for his second straight starting assignment in the Midsummer Classic with a .333 average 12 homers, 51 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
This is Hanley's second time to win the award or so the article states. Which seems odd, I'm sure it is true but it seems like he has won it more than once before or maybe I just thought he deserved it more than once before.
Anyways, Dan Uggla was also nominated for the award.
Other nominees this past week included Ramirez's Marlins teammate Dan Uggla (.348, 2 HR, 3 RBI)....
It was a good week, or at least it was until the team went to St. Petersburg, but enough about St. Petersburg. Just remembering the good stuff or at least trying to.