With one month to go in the season, it’s time to start up the Cy Young Watch. The Mets have a horse in this race, R.A. Dickey. So how does R.A. stack up against the other Cy Young candidates in the National League? Let’s take a look.
Dickey leads the league in WHIP, but Johnny Cueto has a lower ERA. Cueto had a subpar outing against the Phillies on Monday, allowing 4 earned runs over 7 innings. Combine that with his 149 Ks and 17 wins, and he may be Dickey’s stiffest competition (I can’t believe I just wrote that. Ugh.)
Clayton Kershaw is also a frontrunner – he has 2 more strikeouts than Dickey, with a slightly higer WHIP and ERA. Stephen Strasburg will be hurt by the fact that he is going to be shut down after 2 more starts.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on this race until the end of the year. Stay tuned!