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Clayton Kershaw, Chris Davis, MLB players of the week

Apr 8, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

Clayton Kershaw AP AP

There’s clearly an anti-Upton and Morse bias afoot in Major League Baseball. Bears investigating. From the MLB press release machine:

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending April 7th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. Kershaw went 2-0 in two starts last week and did not allow a single earned run in a Major League-high 16.0 innings of work. His 0.00 ERA ranked tied for first among Major League starters.

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been named the American League Player of the Week for his historic
performance during the period ending April 7th … Davis batted .455 (10-for-22) with three doubles, four home runs, 17 RBI and five runs scored in six games. For the week, the lefty-hitting slugger led all Major League hitters in RBI and slugging percentage (1.136) and was second overall in total bases (25). Among A.L. batters, Chris tied for second in homers, was fifth in batting average and was tied for sixth in on-base percentage (.500).

Davis, in a sense, has won this award twice in a row as he was co-AL Player of the week for the last week of 2012, sharing it with Justin Verlander.

  1. paperlions - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Kozma was robbed! Robbed, I tell ya!

    • historiophiliac - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      Kozmanauts. Sheesh.

  2. El Bravo - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Chris Sale, I believe, owns the other 0.0 ERA.

  3. cocheese000 - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Where has oldgator been?

  4. stabonerichard - Apr 8, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Kershaw’s pitching performance alone was worthy of nabbing player of the week honors. His 400+ foot dong shot to CF, breaking an 8th inning scoreless tie in the opener, was a pretty sexy cherry on top.

  5. indaburg - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Well deserved on both fronts. Chris Effin’ Davis.

  6. losanginsight - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Might as well give Kershaw the Cy Young too. 3rd in a row

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