Mets OF Bay wins NL weekly honor

For the second straight time, a member of the New York Mets has been named the National League Player of the Week, as outfielder Jason Bay earned the honor for the period ending September 11.

New York third baseman David Wright was honored last week.

Bay tied for the Major League lead in hits (13), total bases (24) and doubles (5), while ranking second in baseball with 10 runs batted in over eight games. The 32-year-old British Columbia native also placed second in the NL in slugging percentage (.889) and fourth with a .481 average (13-for-27).

Bay went deep twice last week, including his fourth career grand slam and second in 2011 during a 6-5 loss in the opening game of a doubleheader at Citi Field on September 8.

This is Bay's fifth career weekly award, with his first four coming as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates (2005, twice in 2006, 2007).

Other noteworthy performances last week included Atlanta outfielder Michael Bourn and Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence, Arizona hurler Daniel Hudson and Cubs closer Carlos Marmol.