Mets' Dickey wins NL Player of the Week

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey was named National League Player of the Week for the period between May 21 and May 27.

Dickey went 2-0 in two starts last week, and struck out a major league-best 21 hitters. He surrendered one run on eight hits and one walk in 14 1/3 innings pitched.

Dickey joined Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden and David Cone as the only pitchers in franchise history with back-to-back starts with 10-or-more strikeouts and one- or-fewer walks.

Other players considered for the weekly honor were Dickey's teammate Frank Francisco; San Francisco's Melky Cabrera; Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto; Washington's Bryce Harper, Tyler Clippard and Gio Gonzalez; Arizona's Aaron Hill; St. Louis' Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright; Miami's Jose Reyes and Giancarlo Stanton ; and Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick.