Yeah, the Cy Coleman Award. Maybe.
But Vogelsong provided the base of the pyramid yet again. It’s been astounding how consistent he’s been all season. It’s now 19 out of 21 quality starts, and he hasn’t failed to complete six innings once.
What do you think? From All-Star snub to Cy Young Award winner?
I’m not sure if Vogelsong could be considered a favorite at the moment, although he does own the lowest ERA in the NL among qualified starters, at 2.27. There are some who will argue Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel merit serious attention, and they have a case.
I, for one, would prefer to vote for a worthy starting pitcher. But I’m not opposed to relievers winning the award if they are having a truly dominant, impact season.
...But Vogelsong … man, you look up after a start like Wednesday night – tough lineup, on the road, only three strikeouts in seven innings – and you wonder how he kept the Cardinals off the board. How did he keep them from doing any damage?
Here’s one big reason: Vogelsong has held opponents to a .143 average with runners in scoring position. He’s allowed just 15 hits with a runner at second or third all season.
Posted: August 09, 2012 at 08:32 AM | 40 comment(s)
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