Major League Baseball announced Monday its Players of the Week (Sept. 21-27). The Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar took home the American League award and Jake Arrieta was tabbed the best player in the Senior Circuit.
Jake Arrieta takes home his third NL Player of the Week award of the season. Arrieta was the Player of the Week in July (July 6-12) and in August (Aug. 24-30) after he no-hit the Dodgers on Aug. 30.
Arrieta was 2-0 in two starts this past week with a 0.00 ERA and 0.31 WHIP. Arrieta tossed his fourth complete game of the season on Sept. 22 in a win over the Brewers, his 20th victory of the season. Arrieta has pitched 16 shutout innings over his last two starts while allowing four hits, a .078 opponent’s batting average, a walk and 20 strikeouts.
Jake Arrieta is 4-0 in his last five starts with a 0.45 ERA and 0.60 WHIP. Over his last 40 innings, Arrieta has allowed three runs, two earned, on 20 hits with four walks and 39 strikeouts.
Since the break, Arrieta is 11-1 in 14 starts with a 0.80 ERA and 0.75 WHIP. During his historic second half, Arrieta has allowed 12 runs, nine earned, on 53 hits with 23 walks and 106 strikeouts in 101 1/3 innings.
For the year, Jake Arrieta is 21-6 in 32 starts with four complete games, three complete game shutouts. Arrieta has given 52 runs, 45 earned, on 148 hits with 48 walks and 229 strikeouts in 223 innings (1.82 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 2.40 FIP).