May 11, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT
After making history with a barrage of home runs against the Marlins and Braves, Bryce Harper has been named the NL’s Player of the Week.
Harper hit .455 with six home runs, 13 RBI and just one strikeout as the Nationals went 5-1 in six games. He had five homers in a three-game stretch from Thursday through Saturday, including a walk-off home run to beat the Atlanta Braves.
Harper now leads the National League with 11 home runs and tops all MLB hitters with 27 walks. He had three home runs in Thursday’s game alone and became the 10th-youngest player in MLB history to accomplish that feat.
Harper’s walk-off home run on Saturday gave him three for his career. Only five players have done that before turning 23, including Ryan Zimmerman and Frank Robinson.
A Nationals player has won NL Player of the Week 13 times in their history. The last player to win the honor was Jordan Zimmermann for the week of Sept. 22-28 of 2014.
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