Brewers Prince Fielder Earns NL Player of the Week Honor

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Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder couldn’t be stopped against the Chicago Cubs en route to being named National League Player of the Week.

Fielder led the Majors with 11 RBI and 21 total bases during the last week when Milwaukee hosted the Braves and Cubs.

After starting the season a dismal 0-4, Fielder helped the Brewers change things around at Miller Park by winning five of their last seven.


Fielder’s best accomplishment of the week was a trio of three-hit games including three doubles on Saturday which was good enough to tie a franchise record.

The left-handed slugger hit a cool .440 (11-for-25) and compiled two home-runs, four doubles and a .840 slugging percentage.

Fielder wasn’t the only Brewer to have a good week as LHP Chris Narveson and RHP John Axford also were nominees for the award.

Narveson pitched 13 scoreless innings in his two starts and fanned a total of 14 batters. Narveson will start against the Pirates on Thursday and try to extend his scoreless inning streak. The Brewers franchise record for scoreless innings to start a season belongs to Jim Slaton who pitched 20 and two-thirds scoreless innings to start the 1976 season.

John Axford was straight money in the last week while not allowing any runs and converting all three of his save attempts. This was huge for Axford who blew his first save attempt on Opening Day against the division-leading Cincinnati Reds.

Fielder will be given a watch courtesy of Game Time for being named NL Player of the Week.

What did you think of Fielder, Narveson and Axford last week? Was Fielder the right choice for the award? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior editor at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

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  1. I’d still rather watch Geoff “Strikeout” Jenkins.

  2. Nick Grays says

    haha, I think that name should be etched in the Brewers hall-of-fame. Geoff Jenkins, it’s going for a home-run or a straight ugly strikeout!

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