Adrian Gonzalez Earns AL Player of the Week


It’s hard to find many positives out of the last three games the Red Sox have played.  In fact, the last home stand saw them go a dismal 3-4 which included a lackluster series against the Blue Jays that saw the club swept away by the Canadian crew.  But in every cloud there is a silver lining and that comes in the form of the resurgence of Red Sox first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez.

Gonzo seems to have rediscovered his swing at the plate and because of his fine performance over the last seven days he has earned the American League Player of the Week for the week of July 16-22.

During that span Gonzalez went 12-for-28 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI in seven games. It is the sixth time Gonzo has earned the honor, the last with the Red Sox coming last August for the week of Aug. 22-28.

The Red Sox needs Gonzalez to continue his hitting, especially given the absence of David Ortiz for at least the opening series in Texas of what will be a six game road trip through the two toughest AL opponents.

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