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.