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Jake Arrieta Named National League Player of the Week

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It's his third such award this year.

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing just one hit over those seven frames.

That came following a complete-game shutout over the Milwaukee Brewers in which he allowed three hits and struck out 11.

So that's 16 innings pitched, four hits and a walk allowed, and 20 strikeouts.

For that awesomeness, Arrieta was named National League Player of the Week. He also received this honor for the weeks of July 6-12 (he threw a CG against the White Sox that week) and August 24-30, when he followed up six solid innings against the Giants with his no-hitter against the Dodgers.

Congratulations to Jake for once again being named as the best N.L. player this week. With one more start to go, maybe he can do it again in the season's final week, and then perhaps get some postseason hardware along with the Cubs making a deep playoff run.