08/04/2003 4:43 PM ET
Cubs pitcher Matt Clement named National League Pepsi Player of the Week
Matt Clement of the Chicago Cubs, who was 2-0 with a shutout and a 0.53 ERA, was named the National League Pepsi Player of the Week for the week of July 28 to Aug. 3.
|MLB Press Release
Clement pitched 17.0 innings in his two starts, allowed five hits, walked four and struck out 15 batters. On July 29, he threw his second career two-hitter and third career shutout in a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. Five days later he allowed only one run in a 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Other players nominated were Atlanta's Marcus Giles (league-leading .448 average, 7 RBI) and John Smoltz (5 SV, 0.00 ERA); Colorado's Jay Payton (.423, 2 HR, 8 RBI); San Francisco's Edgardo Alfonzo (.391, 2 HR, 8 RBI); Philadelphia's Kevin Millwood (1-0, three-hit shutout); and Pittsburgh's Reggie Sanders (.276, 4 HR, 10 RBI), Abraham Nuñez (.417, 6 RBI) and Jeff Suppan (1-0, 0.00 ERA).
Clement will receive a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece as the National League Pepsi Player of the Week.