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Dodgers: Max Scherzer Among National League Cy Young Award Finalists



After whiffing in every position for a Gold Glove, the Dodgers are represented by Max Scherzer in this season’s Cy Young race. Major League Baseball released the top 3 finalists for the award which is given to the best pitcher in each league. Scherzer along with Corbin Burnes (Brewers) and Zack Wheeler (Phillies) represent the National League, while Gerrit Cole (Yankees), Robbie Ray (Blue Jays), and Lance Lynn (White Sox) are finalists for the American League.

If Scherzer were to win it would be his 4th time winning the prestigious award and he would be the first Dodger since Clayton Kershaw in 2014 to win it. 

Scherzer was having a solid year with the Washington Nationals posting an 8-4 record with a 2.76 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 111 innings of work. However, he really cemented his consideration for the award during his dominant run with the Dodgers after being acquired at the trade deadline.

In 11 starts for Los Angeles, Mad Max went undefeated with a 7-0 record, posted a 1.98 ERA, and struck out 89 batters through 68 1/3 innings. Those numbers would look even more impressive had it not been for two rocky starts to end the season. He gave up a combined 11 runs (10 earned) in the two starts never making it past the 6th inning.

Still, Scherzer showed enough dominance in his age 37 season to warrant enough votes to be crowned the best pitcher this season. The announcement of the NL and AL Cy Young Award winners will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 17 starting at 6 p.m. EST.

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Written by Adam Salcido

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  1. Recall that little stunt the Brewers did during Burnes last start….If you don’t recall, he was getting rocked early and Counsel pulled him, keeping that ERA just under Max’s…

  2. Goodbye Maxey…..take good care of your ‘dead arm’. With those big bucks…you should find a way to pitch on 3 game rest and not quit on a team your last day with the club. Take your anger elsewhere. GO for the GOLD Max. Maybe the cool moist October air in SF will be good for the rheumatism.

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