Tuesday, July 6, 2010
BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal has been named Bank of America National League Player of the Week for the period of June 21-27, 2010.
Furcal led the Majors with a .538 (14-for-26) batting average, nine runs scored and 24 total bases in six games last week. The 32-year-old veteran slugged a N.L.-leading .923, while his .571 on-base percentage placed second. Furcal led the Dodgers to a 5-1 record on the week, including a three-game sweep at San Francisco. The Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic native went 9-for-14 in the series (.643) with a home run and five runs scored. Furcal’s bat continued to sizzle into the weekend, as he extended his multi-hit steak to seven games (dating back to June 26th) with a 2-for-4 performance in a 14-1 win at Arizona on July 3rd. The fleet-footed shortstop went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in a 3-1 win over Arizona on July 4th, marking the 10th consecutive game in which he had scored a run for his club. This is Furcal’s second career weekly award, the first being for the period of July 5-11, 2004, as a member of the Atlanta Braves.