Jimenez named IL Batter of the Week

Slugger drove home 11 runs in past week

By Buffalo Bisons | April 22, 2013 5:30 AM ET

The International League today announced that Buffalo Bisons INF LUIS JIMENEZ has been named the league's "Batter of the Week" for the period From April 15-21.

Over the past week, Jimenez hit .455 (10-22) and led the International League with 11 RBI, thanks largely to a historic afternoon on Thursday. Buffalo scored a franchise modern era record 27 runs Thursday at Syracuse, led by Jimenez who went 5-7 with four singles, a homer, eight RBI and four runs scored. His 8 RBI were tied for the 2nd-most in a single game in Buffalo's modern era. Only two other International League players had eight RBI for the entire week.

Jimenez continued his strong week by guiding the Bisons to a doubleheader sweep in Lehigh Valley on Saturday. The slugger had a pair of RBI-singles in the 8-4 victory in game one. In game two, he alertly scored from first base on a sacrifice bunt to tie the game before he clubbed a two-out RBI-single for the game-winning hit in a 2-1 victory over the IronPigs.

On the season, Jimenez is hitting .356 (16-45) with three home runs and a team-high 16 RBI.

 

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