On Saturday, Tulowitzki helped the Rockies edge the visiting New York Mets in dramatic fashion. Down 10-9 and facing Mets closer Kyle Farnsworth to lead-off the bottom of the ninth, Tulowitzki collected his third single of the game and came around to score his third run of the game on Charlie Culberson's pinch-hit walk-off homer one batter later. It was Tulowitzki's second consecutive three-hit day after going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI in Friday's matchup between the two Clubs en route to a 10-3 win. The 29-year-old slugger homered in back-to-back games on April 28th and 29th, propelling the Rox to two wins over their N.L. West-rival Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. On Tuesday, his go-ahead two-run blast gave the Rockies a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning of an eventual 5-4 victory. In Monday's contest, Tulowitzki reached base safely in five plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with a pair of walks, for his second such game this season (also: 4/20 vs. PHI). The Long Beach State product also had two runs scored and three driven-in on the day as the Rockies took an 8-5 decision. This is Tulowitzki's fifth career N.L. Player of the Week citation, having won previously for the weeks ending August 12, 2007; September 20, 2009; September 12, 2010; and September 19, 2010.
Other noteworthy performances last week included Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt (.440, 4 R, 11 H, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, .760 SLG, .481 OBP); Yasiel Puig (.444, 4 R, 12 H, HR, 7 RBI, 3 SB, .592 SLG, .531 OBP) and Dee Gordon (.355, 6 R, 11 H, 4 RBI, 6 SB, .394 OBP) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; San Diego's Rene Rivera (.364, 3 2B, HR, 7 RBI, .909 SLG, .364 OBP); Anthony Rizzo (.357, 6 R, 5 H, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 1.000 SLG, .591 OBP) of the Chicago Cubs; and Milwaukee pitchers Wily Peralta (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 SO, 8.0 IP) and Francisco Rodriguez (0-0, 3 SV, 0.00 ERA, 3 SO, 3.0 IP).
In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, Troy Tulowitzki will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.