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Newz Forum: BASEBALL: Edmonds and Smoltz share NL Player of the Week

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posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 04:58 PM
New York, NY (Sports Network) - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds and Atlanta Braves closer John Smoltz shared the National League Player of the Week award for the period ending August 1.

Edmonds hit a major league best .591 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in last week. He led the National League with 13 hits, 10 runs scored, 31 total bases, a .654 on-base percentage and a 1.409 slugging percentage.

Smoltz recorded five saves in as many chances, allowing just three hits with no walks and five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Other candidates for the honor included Colorado's Jeromy Burnitz, who hit five homers, drove in 12 runs and hit .524; St. Louis' Scott Rolen, who also belted five homers, drove in eight runs and batted .414; and Atlanta pitcher Jaret Wright, who was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA.


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