On Friday, Pollock went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in a 6-4 loss to the visiting Reds. The three-hit effort was his third of the week and team-leading seventh of the season. It came on the heels of Thursday's 2-for-4 performance in which the right-handed-hitting slugger clubbed a double and a triple while scoring a pair of runs in a 4-0 victory over Cincinnati. The Hebron, Connecticut native helped the D-backs power their way to a 12-6 win over the N.L. West division rival San Diego Padres on Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two doubles and two RBI. Pollock also collected three hits in Monday's contest between the two clubs, including two doubles and his first career walk-off homer. The two-out, two-run blast in the bottom of the ninth, which was his sixth home run of the year, gave the D-backs a 7-5 win. This is the second career weekly award, and the second in the last three weeks, for the Notre Dame product, who was a first round selection (17th overall) in the 2009 MLB Draft. He also earned co-N.L. Player of the Week honors for the week of May 12th-18th, sharing the honor with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.
Other noteworthy performances last week included Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (.435, 6 R, 10 H, 3 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, .826 SLG, .500 OBP), Khris Davis (.455, 8 R, 10 H, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 1.000 SLG, .520 OBP) and Kyle Lohse (1-0, 2.30 ERA, CG, SHO, 11 SO, 15.2 IP); Lucas Duda (.318, 6 R, 7 H, 3 HR, 7 RBI, .818 SLG, .464 OBP) of the New York Mets; Philadelphia's Ryan Howard (4 HR, 14 RBI, .645 SLG) and Carlos Ruiz (.444, 12 H, 3 2B, .500 OBP); Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SV, 6 SO, 3.0 IP); Pittsburgh's Jason Grilli (0-0, 2.25 ERA, 3 SV, 7 SO, 4.0 IP); San Francisco's Tim Hudson (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 SO, 14.0 IP); and San Diego's Huston Street (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SV, 2 SO, 3.0 IP).
In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, A.J. Pollock will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.