American League and National League Players of the Week
This baseball season has been pretty up and down for a lot of teams around Major League Baseball but there have been a couple players who have really stood out of late.
From the American League there was a hitter and a pitcher who killed it last week and in the National League it was a second baseman who muscled up, so to speak.
Francisco Lindor (CLE)/James Paxton (SEA):
Co-Players of the Week, Lindor and Paxton were outstanding last week with Paxton being especially dominate on his home soil of Canada with a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was his first career no-hitter, the sixth in Seattle Mariners team history, and the second for a Canadian-born pitcher in league history. The only other Canadian to throw a no-hitter was Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics, which means you'd have to get in the way back machine, all the way back to 1945.
As for Lindor, one would surmise that he would have had to have a pretty special week himself to share Player of the Week honors with a dude who threw a no-no and he certainly did. What did he do you might ask? He only hit .600 with a .652 on-base percentage and slugged a cool 1.400, no big deal. His production was also pretty impressive if you can imagine, he scored eight runs, slugged four doubles and four home runs, and drove in five runs. This is the second consecutive week Lindor has brought home Player of the Week honors.
The man with one of the best name's in Major League Baseball had himself a damn impressive week last week by hitting .591, scoring seven runs, mashing four home runs, and driving in a robust 10 runs. Gennett finished the week first in a couple of NL categories including hits, batting average and slugging percentage (1.227). In addition, he tied for first in home runs and total bases (27), he was second in on-base percentage (.591), he tied for third in runs scored and extra-base hits (6), and finally fourth in RBI's.