Venezuelan Luis Matos and slugger Aaron Judge receive the MLB Player of the Week award – La Opinion

Venezuelan Luis Matos and slugger Aaron Judge receive the MLB Player of the Week award – La Opinion

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Luis Matos closes with a flourish in the last 7 days. The San Francisco Giants outfielder received the National League Player of the Week award.

Matos, 22 years old, drove in up to 16 runs in the last 7 games with San Francisco.

The young Venezuelan receives the distinction for the first time in his career. Matos becomes the first Venezuelan to obtain the distinction this year.

Luis Matos had 10 hits in 26 at-bats, a .385 batting average, a .731 slugging percentage, a 1.115 OPS, 2 home runs and 16 RBIs.

In addition, he became the first franchise player to win the distinction since Brandon Belt in the 2018 season.

Over the weekend, the Giants outfielder set several records with the bat after hitting 11 RBIs between two games.

Luis Matos set the following marks with his RBI record:

  • Fourth player in San Francisco history to drive in 5 or more in two consecutive games.
  • Most runs batted in (17) in franchise history through 6 games to start a season
  • 4th youngest Giants with 5 or more RBIs in a game since moving to San Francisco (1958)

Aaron Judge takes the award in the American League

For the American League, Aaron Judge earned the distinction after a great week with the bat.

The captain of the New York Yankees is on a great offensive streak and he showed it in the last week.

Aaron Judge had a .500 batting average with 10 hits, 3 home runs, 5 RBIs and 7 runs scored in 6 games last week.

Judge is the third Yankees player to win the distinction. The Judge joins Juan Soto and Anthony Rizzo in 2024.

This is the tenth time Aaron Judge has won Player of the Week during his career.

Last season, he won this award twice. His record is three times in one year (2022). In that campaign he won the American League MVP.

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