Tuesday night was another day of handing out hardware at Dodger Stadium. And even though Trevor Bauer didn’t get a ring to celebrate the Dodgers 2020 World Series run, he did get to take something home last night.
The right-handed hurler was presented with his 2020 Cy young award from MLB and the Reds. Bauer finished with 27 first-place votes and 24 above runner-up Yu Darvish pitching for Cincinnati. The Dodgers pitcher has had this day marked on his calendar for about 10 years.
Following the ceremony, Bauer talked to Dodgers media about what it meant to finally receive the award. Bauer also mentioned that he has had a picture of the award as his background for the last 10 years. motivating him every time he opens it up.
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Bauer also mentioned that he would like to win a few more of the awards before his career is all said and done. Hopefully, he can find a way to win a few in his time with the Dodgers. However long that might be.
Bauer pitched to 1.73 and pristine 2.88 FIP in his 2020 campaign. He averaged just about 12 strikeouts per 9 innings and coasted to a 0.795 WHIP in his 11 starts. He’s off to a similar start with the Dodgers, though he is striking out batters at a higher rate.