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Jake Arrieta Named National League Player Of The Week

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Another honor for the Cubs ace.

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Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter last week, the second of his career and the second in his last 11 starts.

For this (and I'd argue, just for being the best pitcher in the game today), he has been honored with National League Player of the Week honors.

Among other things, Jake became one of just seven pitchers to throw no-hitters in consecutive seasons (the others: Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, Steve Busby, Homer Bailey and Tim Lincecum).

Now, we'll get to see if Jake can match the feat of Johnny Vander Meer, who threw no-hitters in back-to-back starts in 1938. This isn't something we should expect, as it's a very difficult feat. But the way Jake has thrown over the last year, I wouldn't put anything past him.

Jake's next start will be Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that's scored even fewer runs than the Reds, who the Cubs have dominated in seven games so far this year.

Here's hoping Jake gets another Player of the Week honor next week.