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Dodgers: Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Thoughts on Cy Young Vote

Humble ace is humble.

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the MLB game between Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 10, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)

Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu had an interesting response when asked by Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register who he should vote for in the Cy Young race.

Ryu pitched his last game of the regular season on Saturday and allowed only five hits over seven scoreless innings. The Dodgers won the game 2-0 and tied the franchise record for wins in a single season.

Ryu, on the other hand, secured the best ERA in the league at 2.32 and gave voters a compelling argument for the Cy Young award.

Rough Stretch Over the Past Couple Months

Just a couple months ago the Dodgers’ left-handed pitcher seemed to be running away with the award, but a rough August and bad start to September set him back a bit.

In that span of time, Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets and others started to close the gap on Ryu for the Cy Young. deGrom’s WAR sits a whole point above the next best and over two points above Ryu’s.

Regardless of what happens, the Dodgers’ ace is likely not too focused on the award as he gears up for the start of the playoffs later this week. If he does end up losing out to Degrom, he may have a World Series championship to fall back on in consolation.

Written by Kellan Grant

Iโ€™m currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and I have a passion for sports journalism. I grew up in the LA area and am a diehard fan of the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, UCLA, Kings. My favorite Dodgers memory was watching Kershaw tear up after the team won the 2017 NLCS and advanced to the World Series for the first time in his career. After college, I plan on either pursuing a career as a sports journalist or working in sports law.

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