MLB Players, Pitchers, & Team of Week 7
With the start of Interleague play over the holiday weekend, it marked the official start of Summer.
This week saw many top performers show-off their skills in front of packed ballparks throughout the game.
Joe Mauer, Mark Teixeira, & Raul Ibanez continue to light-up pitching both leagues.
Dan Uggla, Adam Dunn, Torri Hunter are beginning to heat-up with their bats, as well.
As for the pitching, Derek Lowe & Justin Verlander continue to make early Cy Young bids.
Chris Young and Joel Pineiro have found their grooves in San Diego and St. Louis, respectively.
The Yankees and Cardinals are back in contention and are healthy.
Red Sox have moved into first place in the AL East.
The Tigers and Phillies are beginning to set the tones for their divisions. Let's take a look at Week Seven's top performers and team.
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AL Player of the Week: Michael Cuddyer
Cuddyer was simply amazing this week, becoming the 2nd Minnesota Twin to hit for the cycle this year.
He hit .448 this week going 13 for 29 with 3 doubles, a triple and 4 HRs. Driving in 12 runs and scoring 10 & only striking out once in 29 ABs.
NL Player of the Week: Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds hit .357 with an OBP of .454 despite his 9 strikeouts, this week.
He smacked 4 HRs and drove in 9 runs. He also stole 6 bases this week and slugged .821.
AL Pitcher of the Week: C.C. Sabathia
In 2 quality starts this week, Sabathia earned his 4th win of the season.
In 15 innings pitched he posted a 2.40 ERA and struckout 11 and only walking one with a WHIP of 0.84.
Opponents batted just .211 off Sabathia.
NL Pitcher of the Week: Jason Marquis
In a week of NL pitchers dominating the stats, Jason Marquis was tops.
In his 2 starts this week he went 2-0, pitching 15.2 innings and allowing only 3 earned runs.
An ERA of 1.72 and 0.96 WHIP, allowing opponents to hit .208 off him and racking up 7 strikeouts.
MLB Team of the Week: San Diego Padres
Yes, that's right the San Diego Padres are the Week 7 team of the week. They are riding a 9-game winning streak and in this week swept the Giants and Cubs in back-to-back series @ Petco Park.
The team clearly isn't doing it with their hitting, batting .205 over the last 7 days. It's their ptiching that's pushed this team to .500.
Lead by Jake Peavy, Chris Young and closer Heath Bell, the staff has posted a 1.17 ERA for the week.
Allowing only 17 earned runs in 54 innings pitched. Striking out 54 and walking only 13 batters.
The staff has a WHIP of 0.94 and allowed the Giants and Cubs to hit only .194 off them.
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