It marked the third time in Carlos Gomez’s career that he received National League Player of the Week, after a spectacular seven days at the plate last week for the Brewers center fielder. Gomez led the league in hitting and slugging percentage last week.
Gomez went 9-for-18 on the week with 17 total bases and a .526 on-base percentage. He previously won the award last July and in September 2008. Gomez also notched his 500th career hit Sunday.
During the week, Gomez became the first Brewer with three consecutive three-hit games since Casey McGehee accomplished the feat in September 2010. He raised his average from .214 to .300 heading into Monday's game, adding that when he was struggling early, he felt he was putting together solid at-bats -- only without the results to show for it.