Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Phillips Garners Yet Another Award


Brandon Phillips was named a 2011 Silver Slugger Award winner on Wednesday. He is the first Reds player to win the coveted award since Felipe Lopez in 2005.

The two-time All-Star batted .300 with 18 homers, 82 RBI and a career high 38 doubles during the 2011 campaign.

Phillips led all National League second basemen in average, hits (183), doubles, and runs scored (94) and finished second in OBP (.353), RBI, and OPS (.810).

The news comes on the heels of him receiving his third Gold Glove Award in four seasons on Tuesday. He becomes the first Red to win both prestigious awards since Barry Larkin accomplished the same feat in 1996.

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