Sunday, April 25, 2010


The other day I wondered if any of the Cy Young contenders was going to ever lose a game.

Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, Ubaldo Jimenez and Adam Wainwright all had perfect records.

Well Wainwright was the first to blink in this epic staring contest that is the 2010 NL Cy Young race.

And his line didn't exactly scream "loser!" He pitched a complete game and was throwing a shutout into the 8th and despite getting the loss still has a 1.69 ERA while averaging 8 innings a start.

But he ran into the buzzsaw known as Barry Zito, whose 3-0 record and a 1.32 ERA makes me think maybe... just maybe... the Giants will have a left handed and a right handed stud in their rotation headed by Lincecum and Zito.

Should Zito be included in the Cy Young talk?

I am not sure. All I do know is if you are a top notch pitcher in the NL with dreams of winning the Cy Young Award... get going and pile up some great numbers. This field is already crowded!

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