Milwaukee Milkmen David Washington Named PURE Performance Player of the Week
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. In today’s edition, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Milwaukee Milkmen IF David Washington as the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 3 of the 2021 American Association season.
David Washington Given PURE Performance Player Honors
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association announce that Milwaukee Milkmen infielder David Washington has been named the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 3. Washington hit .542 with five homers during the week.
Washington appeared in all six games for the Milkmen last week, earning hits in five of those contests. The week started with a three-game series against the Sioux City Explorers. The Milwaukee infielder began with a 2-4 performance in an 8-3 loss. He homered and drove in two runs in the contest, adding a double as well. The next night he went 1-2, hitting his second homerun of the week. Washington walked twice in that contest. He closed the week with an 0-3, finishing the series against Sioux City 3-9 with two runs scored, two homers, a double, and three runs driven in. He also walked three times in the series.
Next, Milwaukee traveled to Jackson to take on the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Washington was outstanding in the series, going 10-15 with five runs scored, two doubles, three homers, and nine runs driven in. On Friday, Washington went 2-5 with two runs scored and two runs driven in. He then had a spectacular Saturday, recording four hits in each game of the doubleheader against Winnipeg. Washington went 4-4 with two runs, two homers, and five RBI in the opener, then went 4-6 with a run scored, a homer, and two runs driven in in the night cap.
For the week, Washington hit .542 (13-24), with seven runs scored, three doubles, five homers, and 12 runs driven in. His batting average was tops in the American Association last week. He was also first in OPS at 1.885, first in slugging at 1.292, and second in on-base percentage at .593.
For earning PURE Performance Player of the Week, David Washington will receive a check for $100 from PURE. Washington is the first Milwaukee player to earn honors this season.
2021 PURE Performance Players of the Week
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by Robert Pannier