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Cubs News: Jake Arrieta named NL Player of the Week

by - Senior Editor -

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was named National Player of the Week after his second career no-hitter last Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds.

Arrieta becomes the first Cubs pitcher in history to throw a no-hitter in consecutive seasons and the third Cubs pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters with Larry Corcoran and Ken Holtzman.

He is the first Cubs pitcher with wins in his first four starts of the season since Greg Maddux in 2006. Also, he has a franchise record 24-consecutive quality starts dating back to last June and is an amazing 20-1 in those 24 starts. In those last 24 starts, he had a 0.86 ERA, 178.0 IP, 91 Hits, and 0.697 WHIP.

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