On Monday, Major League Baseball announced that Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster has been named National League Co-Player of the Week along with Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel. Dempster won two games last week and had a 0.00 ERA.
Cubs hurler Ryan Dempster was a perfect 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in a Major League-high 15.0 innings pitched last week. On June 5th, the Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada native tossed 7.0 shutout innings to earn his first win of the 2012 campaign in a 10-0 victory at Milwaukee. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed just three hits on the day and had a perfect game through 5.0 innings before allowing a lead-off single in the sixth inning. The win snapped an 18-game winless streak for Dempster dating back to 2011. Despite a 2.90 ERA over his first nine starts of this season, Dempster had an 0-3 record until Tuesday's decision. On Sunday, Dempster scattered four hits over 8.0 shutout innings to earn back-to-back victories for the first time since August 11, 2011.
The Cubs begin a series against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.