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09/27/2004 3:30 PM ET
Jake Peavy of the Padres named National League Player of the Week
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Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres, who led the League with 18 strikeouts last week, has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for September 20-26. Bank of America, the official bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect the bank's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

Peavy was tied for the league-lead with two wins and constructed a 0.64 ERA over his two starts. In 14.0 innings, he allowed six hits, one earned run and walked only four batters. He matched a career-high when he struck out 11 Dodgers in 8.0 scoreless innings on September 22nd. Peavy started on three days rest for the first time and allowed one run over 6.0 innings to defeat the Diamondbacks and secured his second victory of the week on September 26th. He extended his career-high in wins to 14 on the season.

Other nominees this past week included: Padres teammate Jay Payton (.500, 2 RBI); Chicago's Aramis Ramirez (.429, 2 HR, 4 RBI); Ray Durham (.458, HR, 4 RBI), Pedro Feliz (.409, HR, 10 RBI) and Noah Lowry (1-0, 1.00 ERA) of the Giants; Milwaukee's Keith Ginter (.476, 2 HR, 5 RBI) and Wes Obermueller (1-0, 0.00 ERA); Marcus Giles (.571, HR, 4 RBI) and John Thomson (2-0, 1.29 ERA) of the Braves; Pittsburgh's Jason Kendall (.522); and Cory Lidle (2-0, 1.93 ERA) of the Phillies.

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