The Astros had their best week of the young season, winning five of six games at home. The offense was steady, averaging 5.33 runs per game for the week. A couple of hitters and one pitcher emerged as serious candidates for this week’s Star Performer Award.
Brett Myers earns honorable mention this time around. Myers collected three saves in three appearances. The Astros closer allowed only one hit in three innings of pressure-filled work.
This week’s runner-up is Chris Johnson. CJ experienced a power surge with a two homer game on Wednesday and a Grand Slam on Saturday. Johnson’s three homers accounted for ten RBIs and put the Astros in great position to win both games.
Jed Lowrie is the winner of this installment of the Star Performer of the Week Award. Lowrie had a tremendous week at the plate and continued his season-long errorless streak. This guy has quickly proven that he can do it all. Lowrie had ten hits in 21 at-bats, including a pair of homeruns. The switch-hitter drew four walks, scored six runs and drove in six. Jed had at least one hit in every game to extend his hitting streak to nine. Lowrie’s performance should warrant some attention for the N.L. Player of the Week Award as well.