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You’ll be shocked to learn that Josh Hamilton was the AL Player of the Week

May 14, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

Texas Rangers batter Josh Hamilton runs to the dugout after hitting his fourth two-run home run in the eight inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore

They just announced the AL and NL Players of the Week. Shocker: Josh Hamilton won it in the AL.

Hamilton could have won it if he only played in Tuesday’s four-homer game. But he laid waste to the AL the rest of the week too, going 14-for-30 (.467) with nine homers, two doubles, 18 RBI and 10 runs scored in seven games.  Fella can play a bit.

In the NL the award went to Carlos Beltran, whose offensive heroics were somewhat obscured by the fact that the Cardinals were swept by the Braves.  Blame Beltran for anything else you want, but you can’t blame him for that series. In all, Beltran played in six games last week,  going 9 for 25 (.360) hitting six home runs, driving in 13 RBI, scoring eight runs slugging a cool 1.200.

Don’t slack now, fellas. Let’s see what you got this week.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 14, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    So who was #2 in the AL?

    • Tim OShenko - May 14, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      Brandon Inge, maybe?

      • proudlycanadian - May 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM

        Good choice!

  2. El Bravo - May 14, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Honorable mention to Dustin Pedrioa. He may be the scrappiest, good ballplayer ever.

    • angrycorgi - May 14, 2012 at 6:14 PM

      I’m pretty sure its just for this week’s production, not the award for “scrappiest good ballplayer ever”.

      • El Bravo - May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

        Pedrioa: 11/28, 2HR, 9RBI, 1SB, 9R It was a good week.

  3. chuckj1234 - May 14, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    This guy is a beast. Glad to see him doing so good.And I am a angel fan.

  4. thom4msu - May 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Great job. I’m taking him out for drinks this weekend.

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