The Pacific Coast League announced today that Patrick Wisdom has been named Player of the Week for his play from August 5-11. Wisdom is the first Sounds player to take home the league's weekly honor this season.
Wisdom, 27, had a historic week for the Sounds. The infielder/outfielder became the second player in franchise history to hit at least one home run in six consecutive games. He hit at least one long ball from August 4-10 and eight in the six-day stretch. Wisdom joined John Wehner, who accomplished the feat from July 1-5, 1999. The home run streak of six straight games fell one game short of matching the Pacific Coast League's modern day record of seven set by Claude Westmoreland in 1977 and Dallas McPherson in 2008.
From August 5-11, the California native hit .435 (10-for-23) with 9 runs scored, 11 RBI, 7 home runs, 1 double, 3 walks and 32 total bases with a 1.391 slugging percentage and 1.891 OPS. He finished among league leaders in total bases (1st), home runs (1st), slugging percentage (1st), runs (T1st), RBI (T1st), OPS (2nd) and hits (T8th).
The weekly honor for Wisdom is the first for a Sounds player in 2019. The last to win one was James Naile when he took home Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for April 5-15 in 2018.
Wisdom has been on a torrid stretch for nearly two months. Since June 18, he leads Minor League Baseball with 20 home runs. He's hitting .294 (47-for-160) with 35 runs scored, 9 doubles, 37 RBI, 14 walks and carries a 1.079 OPS since June 18.
It's the second weekly honor for Wisdom in his career. He was named Texas League Player of the Week from June 15-21 in 2015.
Wisdom was acquired by the Texas Rangers in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals on December 11, 2018. He was drafted by St. Louis in the first round (compensation A) of the 2012 MLB Draft.
The 2019 season is the 42nd in Nashville Sounds franchise history and first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Single-game tickets are available now by calling (615) 690-4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com.
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