Star Performer of the Week: June 2 thru 8
Today’s 14-5 blowout of the Twins in Minneapolis gave the Houston Astros a 4-2 record for the week. It was the club’s second consecutive week with a winning record and there were plenty of outstanding performances along the way. Today’s game featured grand slam homeruns by both Chris Carter and Jon Singleton.
Jose Altuve, Collin McHugh, George Springer, and Chad Qualls were all key contributors during the week. But one Astros player was a runaway winner for Star Performer honors.
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Dexter Fowler had an incredible week. The Astros centerfielder collected 11 hits in 21 at-bats. He also drew six walks, scored six runs, and drove in three. Two doubles, a triple, and a homerun added up to a .524/.630/.857 slash line for Dexter. Fowler now ranks third in the American League in walks (40) and on-base percentage (.397).
Fowler also continues to play outstanding defense. His diving catch in deep left-centerfield in the eighth inning of Friday night’s game was a thing of beauty. Fowler’s incredible grab helped the Astros and Dallas Keuchel secure a 5-4 win. Fowler has been a tremendous addition to the Astros lineup, teaming up with Altuve and Springer at the top of the order to transform the team from a laughing stock into a force to be reckoned with.
Congratulations to Dexter Fowler on winning Star Performer of the Week honors for the second time this season.