LOS ANGELES — For the second week in a row, a Dodgers player was named National League Player of the Week. This time, it is pitcher Alex Wood, who was dominant in his two starts last week.
Wood struck out a season-high 11 in five innings in a win over the Pirates last Monday, then followed that up with 10 strikeouts in six scoreless innings against the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday. With 11 scoreless innings and 21 strikeouts, Wood took home the weekly honors, for the period of May 8-14.
Wood’s week follows rookie Cody Bellinger, who took home the award last week.
Dodgers catcher Yasmani Granda was among those named with other noteworthy performances, hitting .591 (13-for-23) with four doubles, a home run, and eight RBI for the week.
Wood on the season is 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA in eight games, including six starts, with 48 strikeouts and 11 walks in 35⅔ innings. He is the first Dodgers left-handed pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw to win NL Player of the Week honors since Odalis Perez for the week of Apr. 15-21, 2002.