Wednesday, September 07, 2005

NY/Penn League Player of the Week

Francisco Guzman, Vermont 6 G, 21 AB, 6 R, 11 H, 2 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, .524 AVG, .905 SLG When Guzman arrived in Vermont, the Expos were mired in what would become an eight-game losing streak. By the end of his first week in the lineup, the team had won four straight, matching its longest streak of the season. It may not have been all Guzman's doing, but the fact that he hit over .500 last week with six runs, two homers and five RBIs certainly didn't hurt. The 6-foot-4 outfielder started the week by picking up an RBI groundout as a pinch-hitter in the Expos' 11-4 loss to Oneonta, marking the only time in eight games with Vermont that Guzman has been held without a hit. From there, the 21-year-old hit safely in five straight games, including a spectacular three-game series against Tri-City, in which he was 8-for-11 with seven runs, a double, two homers and three RBIs. Guzman hit .344 in 40 games with the Gulf Coast Nationals before being promoted to Vermont.

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