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Alec Mills, Who Actually Had Two Great Starts, Wins the NL Player of the Week

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You may have heard that Alec Mills threw the Chicago Cubs’ 16th no-hitter yesterday. Not all yesterday, that is. There have been 16 in the franchise’s long history. Now Mills has one of them.

And he also has an award to show for it:

Hey, sharing it with old minor league friend Jeimer Candelario (who beat up on the Cardinals to win the award), so it feels like an all-Cubs kind of week.

As you’ll note there, Mills didn’t just win the award for his no-hitter, though that figured prominently. The outing yesterday was actually his second very good start of the week. Back on Tuesday, Mills shut the Reds out over 6.0 innings, walking three, striking out six, and allowing just four hits.

And, let me add, for as much as he had a couple really rough starts before that, Mills has been – on the whole – simply very, very good with the big league Cubs:

Tongues out for Millsy.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.