Despite not having the record to reflect it, Stephen Strasburg continued his dominant 2013 season this week, by making two fantastic starts against the Giants and the Phillies. The Nationals’ ace gave up just two earned runs in 15.0 IP, while also striking out 16 batters along the way. That kind of heat improved his K/9 on the year, which now stands at 8.83. Strasburg’s display lands him at the top of our top pitching performances of the week, along with the Tigers’ Max Scherzer.
Here are our top five pitching performances of the week:
Looking at the offense, last year’s AL MVP runner-up made the top hitting performances of the week for the first time this year. After going 12-26 (.462) with two homers and a perfect 4-for-4 stealing bases, Mike Trout lands in second place on our list. The other two players that make up the top three hitters are last year’s AL MVP as well as one of this year’s top contenders to take home that prize.
What is even more impressive for the three top hitters this week is that they are also the top three hitters of the past 30 days. Since April 27, Miguel Cabrera, Trout, and Chris Davis make up the top three hitters in the Majors, respectively, according to the BSports’ B-Rank.
Here are our top five hitting performances of the week: