Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Update: NL Cy Young Race

Whether he deserves it or not, it looked earlier tonight like Ubaldo Jimenez was going to pull away with the NL Cy Young Award, because the Rockies had a 4-1 lead, and he would go to 20-6 with a win.  In the 5th inning, the Rockies are now down 5-4 and he could easily get the loss or a no-decision.  

His main competitor, Roy Halladay, won last night with a solid performance (3 ER over 7 IP), and he is now 20-10.  His ERA is 2.53, while Jimenez is climbing above 3.00. 

With his excellent record, Jimenez still has a shot even with a bad outing tonight, but he wasted a golden opportunity against the D-Backs.  Another competitor, Adam Wainwright, is 19-11 with a 2.45 ERA, and is still in the mix.  Jimenez could have lept ahead tonight, but he'll probably be lucky to get out of it with a no-decision and not a ton of damage to his ERA.

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