Cheer up Roy… I think you should win the Cy Young Award

Last night’s performance by Roy Halladay was far from his best this year.
Then again, he threw a perfect game earlier this year… safe to say he isn’t topping THAT any time soon.

He struggled early and put the Phillies behind 2-0 and 3-2… then he settled down. He gave the Phillies 7 innings and allowed them a shot to win. Which he did.

For those who are in love with wins, he has 17, the same as Adam Wainwright and Ubaldo Jimenez.

Halladay’s ERA is just .02 more than Wainwright’s but he’s thrown many more innings.

And unlike Wainwright, Halladay picked up a win today that his team sorely needs.

As of this writing, he’s my choice to win the Cy Young Award.

That could change at any moment.
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Hey Adam… why don’t you want to win the Cy Young Award?

For the second straight start, Adam Wainwright can’t make it to the 6th inning and the chance for win #18 goes down the toilet again. Unless the Cardinals go on a mongo comeback, he’ll have lost his 5 straight decision.

So when he was 17-6 with a 1.99 ERA, the Cy Young was his to lose.
Barring a Reds bullpen collapse he will be 17-10 with a 2.34 ERA… great numbers to be sure, but not good enough to call the race.

Does he have an incentive clause to NOT win it?
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Adam Wainwright continues to show his amazing generosity

Once again, Adam Wainwright could have taken all momentum of the Cy Young award, put it under his wing and make it his to lose.

Instead he lost his 3rd straight chance to win his 18th.
His ERA jumped from 2.18 to 2.30 and he only lasted 5 innings against the Nats and the Cardinals have fallen to 4 games back in the loss column.

Aces are supposed to face sub par teams and STOP losing streaks.

Instead Roy Halladay, Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Carpenter and Tim Hudson are all still hanging around with Cy Young ambitions and you are keeping their hope alive.

Man… he is nice, isn’t he?

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