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05/17/2004 4:39 PM ET
Milwaukee's Ben Sheets named National League Player of the Week
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Ben Sheets of the Milwaukee Brewers, who was 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts last week, including an 18-strikeout complete-game win on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, was named National League Player of the Week for May 10-16.

For the week, Sheets pitched 17.0 innings, allowed only 10 hits, walked two and struck out 22 batters. In his start on May 11, he allowed two earned runs in eight innings as the Brewers defeated the Expos in 14 innings. On Sunday, the 25-year-old right-hander tossed his fourth career complete game, allowing only three hits while walking one in the 4-1 win. His 18 strikeouts shattered the franchise-record of 14, set by Moose Haas in 1978. His personal career-best had been 10 strikeouts, accomplished on May 6 of this year. Sheets followed teammate Lyle Overbay, who won the award last week, marking the first time since Jim Gantner and Robin Yount won on July 18 and 25, 1982, respectively, that two Brewers were named Player of the Week in consecutive weeks.

Other players nominated include: Colorado's Jeromy Burnitz (.579, 3 HR, 11 RBI) and Royce Clayton (.440, 1.000 SLG); Pittsburgh's Craig Wilson (.462, 3 HR, 9 RBI), Rob Mackowiak (.346, 3 HR, 9 RBI) and Oliver Perez (1-0, 2.00 ERA); Philadelphia's Bobby Abreu (.474, 3 HR, 9 RBI) and Pat Burrell (.409, 8 RBI); Houston's Roger Clemens (1-0, 0.64 ERA, 21 SO); Milwaukee's Lyle Overbay (.435, 7 RBI); Jose Macias (.524, 4 RBI) of the Cubs; Cincinnati's Aaron Harang (2-0, 3.55 ERA) and Danny Graves (4 SV, 0.00 ERA); Dontrelle Willis (1-0, 2.00 ERA) of the Marlins; and Alex Cora (.412, 18-pitch at-bat ending in a home run) and Jose Lima (0.00 ERA in 6.2 IP) of the Dodgers.

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