Dodgers Clayton Kershaw wins NL Co-Player of the Week with Jacob deGrom of the Mets

June 8, 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets have been named the National League Co-Players of the Week for the week of June 1-7. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.

Both Kershaw and deGrom were tied for the NL lead in wins (2), innings pitched (15.0) and strikeouts (18) last week while their matching 1.20 ERAs were tied for the third-lowest among qualifying NL hurlers.

Last Monday, Kershaw earned his fourth victory of the season, scattering five hits across 7.0 innings in an 11-4 win at Colorado.

This past Saturday, 2014 NL Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner capped his week with an 8.0-inning one-hitter in which he fanned 11 Cardinals in a 2-0 win at Dodger Stadium. The gem marked the sixth career start of allowing one-or-fewer hits for the southpaw, who improved to 5-3 on the season. It also marked the first time in 2015 that Kershaw had won back-to-back decisions.

Kershaw currently leads the NL with 101 strikeouts, while his 80.1 innings of work rank second. This is his sixth career weekly honor, having won most recently for the week of June 8-14, 2014.

Last Monday, deGrom limited the San Diego Padres to just two hits and no walks across 8.0 shutout innings while fanning eight in a 7-0 win at San Diego.

After allowing two runs (one earned) in the first inning of Sunday’s start at Arizona, deGrom settled in to deliver a 7.0-inning, 10-strikeout performance en route to a 6-3 win over the D-backs. The win was the fifth in as many outings for the 26-year-old right-hander.

This is deGrom’s second career Player of the Week citation, having won previously for the week of July 21-27, 2014.

Other noteworthy performances last week included Philadelphia’s Maikel Franco (.400, 7 R, 10 H, 3 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 1.000 SLG, .400 OBP); Joc Pederson (.258, 6 R, 4 HR, 9 RBI, .742 SLG) of the Dodgers; Colorado’s Troy Tulowitzki (.476, 5 R, 10 H, 2 HR, 9 RBI, .810 SLG); and Pittsburgh’s Mark Melancon (0-0, 5 SV, 0.00 ERA, 4.2 IP).

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