This week Diamond Digits takes a look at the best pitcher in the majors, Baker's dozen (plus four) bases, and the
Wins in 12 starts for Arizona ace
Doubles in four at bats for Colorado right fielder
Three-hit games during Jay Bruce's first week as a Red. Cincinnati's center fielder proved why he was considered the best hitting prospect in the minors by hitting a major league leading .577 with three home runs, seven RBI's and a 1.038 slugging percentage and .667 OBP in his first seven days in the majors. His walk-off home run on Saturday was the first by a Reds rookie since
So far this season, Utley has been the runner-up in this category multiple times, but a major league leading five home runs and 14 RBIs while hitting .391 and slugging 1.087 for the week gives him the nod over the aforementioned Jay Bruce. Look for him to be right in the thick of next week's top stats honors too: next up for the Phillies is one of his favorite teams, the Reds, against whom he's slugging .698 with 11 home runs in 30 career games.
This spring Pudge was showing signs that he was ready to have a great comeback season. It hasn't turned out that way, as he, like most of his Tigers teammates, has struggled mighitly all season. This week was the worst for Rodriguez who had batted .055 last week (1-for-18). His .053 OBP was the worst of any major league regular while his .056 slugging percentage was higher than only Boston's
On Saturday night Red Sox leftfielder