The Week That Was…

.375, 9 H, 2 2B, 4 HR, 1 GS, 14 RBI, 5R, 4 straight Rizzotti_Matt_Ralph Trout.JPGgames with a home run — impressive right?

What if I told you those were the numbers for an R-Phils player in just one week’s time — even more impressive right?

Well, those numbers are from the bat of Matt Rizzotti, the 24-year-old slugger, who has taken the Reading Phillies by storm since his promotion from Clearwater (A+) on May 13.

Rizzotti, a product of Manhattan College, is hitting .325 with nine homers and 31 RBIs over 35 games with the R-Phils this season. Eight of his nine home runs have been at FirstEnergy Stadium, and it seems that each one has played a big part in the outcome of the game.

His May was truly great — .377 with 4 homers and 14 RBIs for the R-Phils in just 17 games — which helped earn him Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Player of the Month honors.

His June has a chance to be even better! So far this month, Rizzotti has hit .284 with five homers and 17 RBIs.

Check out these numbers:

Over his last ten games —  .306, 4 HR, 16 RBIs
Over his last five games — .421, 4 HR, 13 RBIs

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