Cueto 2nd for NL Cy Young
In voting results announced Wednesday by Baseball Writers Association of America, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was the unanimous choice for the National League Cy Young Award. It was Kershaw’s second-straight win and the third for his career. Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto finished in second place.
While Kershaw received first-place votes on all 30 ballots for 210 points. Cueto received 23 second-place votes and six third-place votes and one fourth-place vote for 112 points. Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was third after he received seven second-place votes and 23 third-place votes for 97 points.
Cueto, 28, was 20-9 with 2.25 ERA while finishing first in innings (243 2/3), starts (34) and tied for first in strikeouts (242). Along with Wainwright, he was tied for second in wins behind Kershaw, was alone for second to the Dodgers lefty in ERA and WHIP (0.96) and tied for third with four complete games. Cueto was the Major League leader with a .194 opponents’ batting average while Kershaw was second at .196.
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