If you throw a no-hitter – make that a completely overpowering no-hitter – on the final day of the week for Player of the Week purposes, you’re going to get some recognition.
Jake Arrieta was just named the NL’s Player of the Week by MLB after his no-hitter against the Dodgers last night. Earlier in the week, Arrieta also went six innings against the Giants without allowing an earned run and striking out eight. So, yeah, it was a good week, deserving recognition.
Indeed, Arrieta’s entire month of August has been ridiculous: 42.1 innings, 43 Ks, 10 BBs, 19 hits, and 2 – TWO! – earned runs. I suspect you can look for him to soon be named the NL’s Pitcher of the Month for August, too.