Philadelphia Phillies Weekly Awards 4/23-4/29

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Apr 9, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp (34) stands on second base with a double and his first major league hit during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp (34) stands on second base with a double and his first major league hit during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 22, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph (19) reacts after his error against the Atlanta Braves in the tenth inning 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 first baseman Tommy Joseph (19) reacts after his error against the Atlanta Braves in the tenth inning at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Braves, 4-3 in 10 innings. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

Least Valuable Position Player

Tommy Joseph

Joseph has had a horrendous April and this past week didn’t help. The 25-year-old righty went 1 for 8(.125) providing little else to the stat line except for zeros.

Joseph is now hitting just .190 with just one home run through the first month of the season. With Joseph and Brock Stassi both struggling, the Phillies future at first base is now in question.

This is Joseph’s second LVPP award on the year.

Least Valuable Pitcher

Hector Neris

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Neris had a nightmare week. The split-finger specialist gave up eight hits and six runs in just 3.1 innings pitched.

Neris’ week was capped off by giving up back to back to back home runs to Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner to blow a 5-2 lead in the bottom of ninth on Saturday night.

It looks as if the closer by committee will continue for the foreseeable future as it’s becoming evident that nobody wants to step up and nail down the job.

This is Neris’ first LVP award of the season.

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