Did last night's win earn Dontrelle Willis your (mythical) Cy Young vote?
X Nope - the A-Train had my vote all along
X No way - Chris Carpenter deserves the Cy
X Not a chance - Roger Clemens gets it until he
dies or stops pitching, whichever comes first.
My vote was for yes:
Given the tie in wins I'll give it to the guy with better other stats. Last night, though, DTrain closed the margin in the all-important ERA Cat. Carp has been pitching more poorly recently. The only reason that he doesn't have more losses is that St. Louis gives him more run support. While I agree that Wins are not a great stat, what makes them bad is that they don't account for run support. Willis has worse run support, and a much much worse offense in general, yet has MORE wins, not less. I think that says something. Part of it is his hitting and fielding, and part of it is getting out of jams very well. DTrain (by a hair) deserves the Cy Young.