Peavy wins NL Cy Young Award in unanimous vote
Its unanimous, Jake Peavy is the NL CY award winner. Peavy accomplished the pitchers version of the triple crown this year, leading the NL in wins, ERA and strikeouts. The San Diego Padres ace went 19-6 while leading the entire MLB in ERA with 2.54 and strikeouts with 240. Peavy’s year was ridiculous.
Peavy received all of the 32 first place votes. He finished the balloting with 160 first place votes. Last years winner Brandon Webb came in a distant second with only 94 votes.
Not to take away from Peavy’s accomplishment in anyway but Peavy had the chance to put the Padres in the playoffs. This is your ace, this is the guy you want to be pitching the big game. What does Peavy do, he gives up six runs and ten hits in 6 and 1-3. Brandon Webb’s team at least made the playoffs. I always think that coming through in the clutch should count for something but oh well.. Congrats to Jake Peavy on winning the award. Better luck next year.