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Matt Kemp does not win the NL Player of the Week Award

Apr 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

Freddie Freeman, Henry Blanco

It’s been such a regular thing lately that I feel it newsworthy to point out when Matt Kemp doesn’t win the player of the week award.  This week Freddie Freeman did.  In the AL it was Phil Humber.

Freeman went 11-for-23 with three homers, five doubles, 25 total bases and 14 RBI on the week, leading the Braves to a 5-1 record.

Humber, of course, threw that perfect game on Saturday. No one remembers that he pitched on Monday too, in a game in which he allowed one run on six hits and striking out seven in five and a third in a no-decision against the Orioles. Not a bad week.

Just so you know, Matt Kemp is still good: he hit .381 with 3 HR and 6 RBI. I’m sure he’ll win the player of week award next week, though. It just seems obvious at this point.

  1. hittfamily - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    I thought Matt Cain had it locked up. 18 innings, 4 baserunners, no runs.

    • bigleagues - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:22 PM

      Unfortunately for Cain, despite being quite able . . . short arms, short end of the stick

  2. stex52 - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Freeman’s numbers are pretty remarkable. But if you asked the Astros right now, after the week end series, I think they would throw him a few votes for Player of the Week.

  3. bigleagues - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Matt Kemp is soooo over-rated.

    Oh wait, that was 2 years ago.

  4. Ben - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Jeez Craig, what the heck, you’re such a hack, you can see who won Player of the Week at a different site.

    /sarcasms

    • bigleagues - Apr 23, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      Blog writers hack . . . commenters attack!

  5. stlouis1baseball - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    This obviously screams racism. After all…Freddie is a white guy.

  6. dodger88 - Apr 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    And to top it off Kemp and Freeman are on the same field tonght through Wednesday. I’m hoping Freeman cools off for the next three days but considering he gets to avoid Kershaw, he could get himself started off on another good week.

  7. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    He couldn’t *Kemp* it up forever – that streak could only last so long.

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