New York, NY – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos was named National League Player of the Week for the week ending July 1.
Latos fired two complete games last week to earn a perfect 2-0 record with 20 strikeouts, becoming the first Reds pitcher to record back-to-back complete games since 2006, when Aaron Harang accomplished the feat.
The right-hander allowed just two earned runs over his two starts, improving to 7-2 on the season and dropping his earned run average from 5.20 to 4.42.
It was Latos' first career weekly award.
San Francisco pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Barry Zito and Philadelphia teammates Hunter Pence and Carlos Ruiz were among the other players considered for the award.