Florida Marlins outfielder Emilio Bonifacio was named the National League Player of the Month for July on Wednesay. He batted .380 (38-for-100) in 26 games, topping all qualifying NL hitters.
In addition, Bonifacio led the majors with a .466 on-base percentage and 16 stolen bases, and tied for the major league lead with 27 runs scored.
Asked if he’s ever had a month like this at any level, Bonifacio said, “No, I don’t think so. Possibly in Santo Domingo (winter ball).”
Starting June 28, Bonifacio hit safely in 26 consecutive games, the second-longest run in franchise history behind Luis Castillo’s 35-game hitting streak in 2002. Bonifacio’s streak ended Friday in Atlanta, and Saturday he began another and has now hit safely in four straight.