Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/9/13
The NL Cy Young race has quite obviously become a two-man race between the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and our very own Matt Harvey. And although we may all be a tad biased towards Mr. Harvey, it’s important as baseball fans to give Kershaw a fair argument. Here’s a brief breakdown of the two: Clayton Kershaw Kershaw is sporting a sickeningly low 1.91 ERA, and is on pace to finish with the first sub-2 ERA in the MLB since Roger Clemens did it in 2005. Needless to say, Kershaw leads the entire pack in this category. His WHIP, at a miniscule .88, is second in the MLB to his competitor for the throne (we’ll get to him in a minute). He’s also second to his competitor in strikeouts, with 166 in 174.1 IP. Kershaw has a frankly unimpressive 10-7 record. However, it would be hard to find someone who said he didn’t deserve a better one. He’s still tied for tenth in total wins (this ain’t no American League), and while that’s not great, wins are a non-issue at this point. Speaking of wins being...
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