Steve Cishek Named Co-NL Player of the Week

Steve Cishek saved five games on the recent 6-1 road trip for Miami to earn co-NL Player of the Week honors

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    Stsve Cishek has 26 saves this season

    Steve Cishek was named the co-NL Player of the Week on Monday after a fantastic run for the Miami Marlins' closer.

    Cishek has 26 saves on the year and had five of them come during the recent 6-1 road trip for the team. That trip was tied for the best in franchise history and the only win Cishek didn't save was a 4-run victory.

    Beyond the saves, Cishek was dominant as he struck out eight in his five innings of work and allowed only a pair of hits. 

    The closer has saved eight games in July and has been improving by one save each month. He had five, six, and seven saves in April, May and June respectively.

    Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets was the other player to earn honors for the week. It was the first time that the rookie has been named NL Player of the Week.

    For Cishek, this is the second time in his career he's been recognized with the award. The previous time came in July of 2013. Coincidentally enough, that was almost the same exact week as it took place July 22-28 and involved a five-save week.

    Major League Baseball also pointed out the week that Christian Yelich at the same time as Cishek. Yelich batted .370 with seven runs scored and ten hits in all. The left-fielder could have easily come away with the honor himself.

    Cishek will receive a watch in recognition of this achievement.