LOS ANGELES -- Both Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke kept their respective scoreless streaks alive with a pair of amazing starts in Washington D.C. against the Nationals over the weekend. On Monday, both were rewarded by sharing National League Player of the Week honors.
Granted it was a short week with only three games after the All-Star break, but Kershaw and Greinke stood out.
Kershaw struck out a season-high 14 in his eight scoreless innings on Saturday, allowing just three hits.
Greinke struck out a season-high 11 in his eight scoreless innings on Sunday, allowing just three hits and a walk.
Kershaw has a scoreless streak of 20 consecutive innings, while Greinke has extended his streak to six scoreless starts and 43⅔ straight scoreless frames, the longest streak since Orel Hershiser's record 59 scoreless innings in 1988.
This is the seventh career player of the week honor for Kershaw (also, June 1-7), and second this season. Greinke has now won three times, though this is his first since 2009 with Kansas City.
The Dodgers have won player of the week honors three times this season, including Adrian Gonzalez for April 6-12. Gonzalez was named as one of three other noteworthy performances last week, going 7-for-11 (.636) with two home runs in three games.