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Sheets named NL Player of the Week

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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Milwaukee starting pitcher was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts during the week of May 10-16. In two starts during the week, Sheets went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA, including a career-high 18 strikeouts on Sunday in a complete game win over the . In 17 innings he allowed only 10 hits, walked two and struck out 22.

The 25-year-old righty tossed his fourth career complete game, allowing only three hits while walking one in the 4-1 win on Sunday. His 18 strikeouts shattered the franchise-record of 14, set by Moose Haas in 1978. His personal career-best had been 10 strikeouts.

Sheets is the second consecutive Brewer to be named NL Player of the Week. also took the honor last week. This marks the first time since Jim Gantner and Robin Yount won on July 18 and 25, 1982, respectively, that two were named Player of the Week in consecutive weeks.

Other players nominated include: Colorado's and ; Pittsburgh's , and ; Philadelphia’s and ; Houston’s ; Milwaukee’s Overbay; of the ; Cincinnati’s and ; of the ; and and of the .

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