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Cy Young battlePosted Thursday, September 10, 2009, at 8:54 AM
Which pitcher has had a Cy Young award winning season in 2009?
The Cards have the distinction of having the best two pitchers in the National League this year in Adam Wainwright and 2005 Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter. Waino and Carp seem to feed off of each other's success. The rest of the pitching staff seems to feed off of the two of them and great pitching leads to great results. This is where Cardinal fans beam with delight as they brag about owning an 11.5 game lead in the Central Division over the rival Cubbies!
It is possible to have duel award winners....I suppose.....but highly improbable. Which pitcher will win the Cy Young award?
Let's look at their numbers for this year.....
Going into the September 9 game at Milwaukee, Wainwright leads the majors with 17 wins (17-7). He has the fourth best ERA in the National League (2.68) and is among the leaders in strikeouts with 169 while leading the league in innings pitched with 198. Wainwright has walked batters 59 times and has one complete game.
Carpenter trails only Wainwright with 16 victorys (16-3). He is number one with a ridiculous ERA of 2.16 and has 129 strikeouts and allowed only 30 walks in 166 innings pitched. Carpenter has pitched three complete games this season, including a 1-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against the Brewers in his last outing.
Both of these pitchers are worthy of the award, but......who wins?
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