St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period of June 14-20, 2010.
Holliday hit .435 (10-23) in six games last week and led the Majors with a 1.000 slugging percentage, while his four home runs and 23 total bases both tied for first. The Oklahoma native was tied for second in the N.L. with eight RBI and 10 hits and was among league leaders with a .480 on-base percentage and six runs scored.
Holliday was hot in this past weekend’s Interleague series with his former club, the Oakland Athletics, by going 8-for-12 (.667) with a double, four homers and eight RBI and helping the Cards take two out of three. Holliday crushed two homers on Sunday, the first multi-homer performance of the season. This marks Holliday’s sixth career weekly award, the most recent being for period of April 7-13, 2008, when he was a member of the Colorado Rockies.