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Jake Lamb named National League Player of the Week

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A well-deserved honor for the Lamb.

Jake Lamb had a tremendous week. In 23 plate-appearances, he reached base safely in 13 of them, on seven hits and six walks, giving Jake an on-base percentage of .565. Five of those hits were for extra-bases, and four of them left the park entirely. He drove in 10 runs and scored seven, with an overall triple-slash of .412/.565/1.176 for a 1.742 OPS. That was close to three hundred points better than the next-best hitter with 15+ PA over the last seven days, the DodgersChris Taylor. And that’s despite Lamb going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, in the week’s final game against San Diego on Sunday afternoon. That ended an eight-game hitting streak for Jake, which included his first career multi-homer game, at Petco on Friday night.

The last D-back to win NL Player of the Week honors was Brandon Drury, for the week of September 18th last season. Others who won the award with the Diamondbacks in 2016 were Robbie Ray (August 21), and Lamb (July 17).