Cubs starter Alec Mills bounced back from a rough patch in a big way last week. Monday, MLB capped off his recent performance by naming him National League Player of the Week.
Mills threw the 16th no-hitter in Cubs history on Sunday against the Brewers but had one of his best starts of the season prior to it this past Tuesday. The right-hander tossed six shutout innings, allowing four hits and three walks in a 3-0 win over the Reds.
In total, Mills pitched 15 shutout innings, allowing four hits and six walks to go along with 11 strikeouts. Prior to those outings, he posted an 8.20 ERA in his previous four starts, allowing 17 earned runs in 18 2/3 innings.
Mills is the second Cub to take home the honor this season. Starter Kyle Hendricks was named the first NL Player of the Week this season after tossing a complete game shutout over Milwaukee on Opening Day.