Philadelphia Phillies Weekly Awards 4/16-4/22

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Apr 22, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) gets doused with Powerade from catcher Cameron Rupp (29) after hitting walk-off two-RBI single during the tenth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Braves, 4-3 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 22, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco (7) gets doused with Powerade from catcher Cameron Rupp (29) after hitting walk-off two-RBI single during the tenth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Braves, 4-3 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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A 4-2 record this week has the Phillies right back in the mix in the NL East.

Philadelphia now sits third in the division, just one game behind the second place Marlins heading into Sunday’s match-up with the Atlanta Braves.

We are starting to see some players becoming regulars on the weekly award list, but some new names have snuck into this week’s roundup.

Let’s take a look at the award winners for the week of April 16th-April 22nd.

Most Valuable Position Player: Runner Up

Cesar Hernandez

Hernandez continued his hot streak as the 26-year-old went 10 for 28(.357) with two XBH and three stolen bases this week. Hernandez hit his 3rd home run of the season during the week, tying him for the team lead in home runs with Maikel Franco.

The switch-hitting second baseman is finding himself accustomed to the weekly awards list, and it seems as if the trend will only continue in the future.

Most Valuable Pitcher: Runner Up

Joely Rodriguez

Rodriguez could have easily been the MVP this week, but he will have to settle for runner-up instead. The lefty appeared in four games during the week totaling five innings.

Rodriguez gave up zero runs on just two hits while striking out three batters in the process.

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