Posey was Baseball's top hitter last week, posting a .565 batting average (13-for-23) while leading the NL in hits, runs scored (8) and total bases (22). The 27-year-old also had the League's second-highest slugging percentage (.957) last week and ranked among League leaders in on-base percentage (3rd, .593) and RBI (T-3rd, 8). On Tuesday, Posey's season-high four RBI led the Giants to a 12-7 victory at Colorado. The Georgia native clubbed a pair of doubles and a home run in the contest. He continued to swing a hot bat into San Francisco's weekend series at Detroit, marking a renewal of the 2012 Fall Classic. On Friday, Posey collected a pair of hits and scored a run in an 8-2 victory. In Saturday's outing, the two-time All-Star went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and his 20th homer of the season in the Giants' 5-4 victory. It was his fifth multi-hit outing of the week and second three-hit game in that span. With the impressive week, Posey raised his average to .309 for the season, which ranks fourth in the NL. This is his third career weekly award (also: July 11, 2010 and June 30, 2013).
Other noteworthy performances last week included Travis d'Arnaud (.550, 5 R, 11 H, 3 2B, HR, 5 RBI, .850 SLG, .609 OBP) of the New York Mets; Colorado's Corey Dickerson (.458, 7 R, 11 H, 3 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, .833 SLG, .519 OBP); Milwaukee's Gerardo Parra (.414, 5 R, 12H, HR, .433 OBP); LaRoche's Washington teammate Gio Gonzalez (2-0, 3.00 ERA, 7 SO, 12.0 IP); Trevor Rosenthal (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 SO, 4.0IP) and Adam Wainwright (2-0, 3.00 ERA, 6 SO, 15.0 IP) of the St. Louis Cardinals; and Philadelphia's Hamels (1-1, 2.19 ERA, 12.1 IP, 14 SO, combined no-hitter 9/1).
In recognition of their National League Co-Players of the Week Awards, Adam LaRoche and Buster Posey will each be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.