Exciting news today for Kyle Hendricks (11-7, 2.17 ERA) on this day off for the Chicago Cubs. He was just named National League Co-Player of the Week. Kyle shares the award with Ichiro Suzuki, who registered his 3,000th hit of his career on Sunday.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 8, 2016
Hendricks has been a great story for the Cubs so far this year. He’s been pitching incredibly well, not to mention the stellar defense the Cubs have been playing behind him. For the season Kyle has a 2.17 ERA, which is second only to Clayton Kershaw, who’s injured and soon won’t have enough innings pitched to be qualified, hence Hendricks is pretty much first in baseball.
For the week, he went 2-0, which included his second career shutout, on his way to giving up one run on ten hits while walking just three batters over 16 1/3 innings.