Monday, September 7, 2009

Chris Carpenter Pulls Ahead

Chris Carpenter's season has been taken to a whole new level after tonight. He had a 1-hit shutout with 10 SO and 2 BB vs. the Brewers tonight, taking his season totals to...

16-3, 2.16 ERA, .842 W-L%, 129 SO, 30 BB, 4.3 SO/BB

He is having one of the most dominant pitching seasons in the history of baseball. While Tim Lincecum (13-5, 2.34) is certainly not out of the running for the NL Cy Young Award, Carpenter pulled ahead tonight, as he leads Lincecum now in Wins, W-L%, K/BB, WHIP and ERA. If his season ended today, Carpenter would join the following list of pitchers with...

16+ Wins, .835+ W-L%, 4.3+ K/BB, 2.20- ERA
1913 Walter Johnson (Senators): 36-7, 1.14 ERA, .837 W-L %, 8.46 SO/BB
1968 Denny McLain (Tigers): 31-6, 1.96, .838, 4.44
1995 Greg Maddux (Braves): 19-2, 1.63, .905, 6.39
1999 Pedro Martinez (Red Sox): 23-4, 2.07, .852, 7.87
2009 Chris Carpenter (Cardinals): 16-3, 2.16, 8.42, 4.3

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