Rasmus, Arrieta earn Player of the Week honors
Colby Rasmus is on fire, and Jake Arrieta is dealing.
Major League Baseball announced its players of the week on Monday with the Houston Astros outfielder taking home honors in the American League, while the Chicago Cubs right-hander earned the National League award.
Rasmus crushed a whopping .316/.458/1.000 with four home runs, 10 RBIs, and five runs, which included a grand slam and game-tying home run against the Boston Red Sox, to earn the award.
Houston became the first AL team in the 43-year history of the Player of the Week awards to take home the honor in three consecutive weeks to open the season.
The 29-year-old is hitting .293/.440/1.147 and is tied with Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson for the AL lead in home runs with 7, while also sitting second in the league with 18 RBIs.
Arrieta pitched the second no-hitter of his career against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, striking out six in the process.
The 30-year-old has been close to unhittable this season, earning a perfect 4-0 record with a 0.87 ERA, while allowing just 4.4 hits per nine innings.
Last season's NL Cy Young award winner has allowed just three earned runs in 2016.