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Wednesday, July 04, 2012
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AL Cy Young Award
1. Justin Verlander, Tigers
2. Jake Peavy, White Sox
3. David Price, Rays
4. Chris Sale, White Sox
5. Jered Weaver, Angels
The reason: Verlander leads the league in innings, strikeouts and complete game, is third in WHIP and fourth in ERA. He is the definition of an ace. In the mold of Nolan Ryan, Verlander is a workhorse at an elite level.
The snubs: Felix Hernandez of Seattle, Matt Harrison of Texas and C.J. Wilson of Los Angeles belong in the discussion.
The crazy stat: Verlander has made 59 straight starts in which he pitched at least six innings, the longest streak since a 69-game stretch by Steve Carlton ended 30 years ago.
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/tom_verducci/07/03/midseason-awards-cano-votto/index.html#ixzz1zf5D4m7b
Posted: July 04, 2012 at 09:37 AM | 48 comment(s)
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