Everyone's favorite gun-toting, Jesus-loving, walk off sliding Oriole has been named the AL player of the week. Here are the particulars:
In four games following the All-Star break, the left-handed hitting Scott hit .538 (7-13) with four runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and six RBI. The 30-year-old outfielder posted a 1.385 slugging percentage along with a .571 on-base percentage during Baltimore's four-game series against the Detroit Tigers. On July 18th, Scott hit two home runs to lead the O's to a 7-4 win. On Saturday, the Oklahoma State University product hit a 10th inning walk-off homer, capping his 3-for-5 day in Baltimore's 11-10 seesaw victory. The Florida native is batting .267 with 17 home runs and 40 RBI on the season. This marks Luke's first career weekly award.
Luke has historically been a second half hitter, with a career 1.012 OPS (.405 OBP and .607 SLG). Let's hope he can keep up the trend and give us something to cheer for in what could be another very disappointing July, August, and September.