ADDITIONAL NOTE 1:50 p.m.: The Mariners have activated LHP Charlie Furbush journey 15-day DL plus routed RHP Shawn Kelley to Class A Tacoma for the future two weeks till September rosters expand.
Felix Hernandez appeared to be some sort of sizzling subject regarding talk all over the nation yesterday due to his / her excellent game. And because I described past night in my hour-long special on Sports Radio KJR (link above), the following need to vault him or her back for the very top belonging to the Cy Young Award discussion.
As appeared to be , Hernandez by now have that Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) numbers for you to justify that lay claim that this has been genuinely your two-man contest somewhere between him and Justin Verlander with the Detroit Tigers. But given the growing season this Jered Weaver from the Angels was possessing throughout a lot more traditional groups similar to earned run average, it was before planning that will often be a challenge for you to overcome.
Well, a couple of stuff have got took place since.
First, your Mariners whip Weaver past Sunday. No, that wasn't some sort of thrashing, even so the a very important factor Weaver provides taking him is definitely an incredible won-lost record. And whilst the majority of us in addition to Baseball Writers Association associated with America (BBWAA) voters demonstrated 2 yrs ago that is the winner will no longer require precedence in Cy Young voting, it really is daunting for you to ignore Weaver's won-lost history inside tandem along with his ERA.
So, logically, their recent 15-2 track record is just not just like 15-1. It's a start off should you be throughout Hernandez's camp. Because had Weaver complete 24-1 which has a 2.20 ERA, I really don't care the number of strikeouts Hernandez winds up logging, everyone were unable likely to locate way too many voters out there traditionalist or more sabermetrically-inclined which would likely justify giving the winning prize to help Hernandez dependant on FIP.
The second issue that is certainly occured seeing that this morning is actually alot more important to Hernandez's Cy Young case: his perfect game.
Two many years ago, when Hernandez emerged apparently away from nowhere to succeed his primary Cy Young in a season connected with merely thirteen wins, he ended up being on practically nobody's current if the month connected with August began. Then, they made a good East Coast trip to be able to Boston in order to New York, where your dog manhandled the Red Sox along with Yankees. All of your sudden, the superior pundits in great britain ended up speaking about Hernandez along with their plight connected with posting top rated pitcher for a company this only would not want to score.