Major League Baseball announced on Monday that Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers has been named the National League Player of the Week after slashing .345/.424/.828 with two doubles, four home runs, and seven RBI during last week’s homestand against the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves.
BREAKING NEWS:— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 6, 2022
Brendan Rodgers is the NL Player of the Week pic.twitter.com/Cq0MV2n8z7
Rodgers provided plenty of spark for the Rockies' offense, going 10-for-29 and scoring 10 runs. His most notable performance for the week came against the Marlins on June 1 when he swatted three home runs, including a walk-off home run in the 10th inning. That was his first career multi-homer game as well as his first career walk-off homer.
He became the 15th Rockie to ever hit three home runs in a game and the first since Ryan McMahon accomplished the feat on April 6, 2021. He also became the first National League player to hit a walk-off for his third homer of the game since Joey Votto in 2012.
Brendan Rodgers' 3-homer game— RoxGifsVids (@RoxGifsVids) June 2, 2022
1st career multi-HR game
1st career walk-off HR pic.twitter.com/vqxoiyWfZM
It’s a nice turnaround for Rodgers after he started the season with a .078/.172/.098 batting slash through April, but quickly turned things around the next month. In 24 games in May, Rodgers batted .347/.380/.484 with two home runs and 18 RBI and had a 20-game hitting streak that ran from May 9 to June 2, the ninth streak of that length in club history.
Through 44 games this season, Rodgers is batting .266/.316/.428 with six home runs and 26 RBI, he also has struck out 36 times with just 11 walks.