9/9/2013 3:56 P.M. ET
Dominant Street earns NL Weekly honors
Padres' closer 4-for-4 in save opportunities to win award for second time
By Joey Nowak / MLB.com
After locking down four saves in four opportunities, Padres closer Huston Street was named the National League Player of the Week.
In five games, Street had a 1-0 record and a 1.80 ERA, allowing one earned run in five innings. It continues a strong run of recent success that has seen Street go 14-for-14 in save opportunities over his past 23 appearances. In that span, he's allowed just one earned run in 23 1/3 innings, while striking out 22 and limiting opposing hitters to a .130 (10-for-77) average.
This was Street's second career weekly award; he also won for June 8-14, 2009, when he was with the Rockies. Street is the second Padres player to earn the honor this season, joining Will Venable (August 12-18).
Street is 2-4 with 29 saves in 30 opportunities this season, and he owns a 2.72 ERA in 50 relief appearances. He threw 20 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings from June 26-Sept. 3, the longest streak by a Padres player this season.
Street's .963 save percentage (52-for-54) over the past two seasons is the best in the Majors.