Zimmerman named NL Player of the Week

Ryan Zimmerman was named National League Player of the Week this afternoon. That's a nice little honor, but it probably will be overshadowed shortly, as Zimmerman is likely to be named NL Player of the Month as well.

Zimmerman earned the weekly award after a torrid seven days to cap off his brilliant month. The Nationals first baseman went 13-for-26 with two doubles, five homers, 13 RBIs, 11 runs and a 1.654 OPS.

zimmerman-running-white-sidebar.jpgAnd he didn't even get as many at-bats as he could have to pad his stats; Zimmerman wasn't in the Nats lineup for Thursday's matinee finale in Colorado, giving him only six games played for the week.

Zimmerman's dominant week put a definitive stamp on a remarkable month at the plate. The 32-year-old ended April as the major-league leader in batting average (.420), home runs (11), RBIs (29), hits (37), extra-base hits (19), slugging percentage (.886) and OPS (1,345).

Those numbers make Zimmerman the odds-on favorite to win the first NL Player of the Month award of his career, barely edging out teammate Bryce Harper.

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