Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sox Ace Rick Porcello Wins American League Cy Young

(USAToday Sports Photo)
Kate Upton might not like the results, but—as with the Electoral College—rules are rules. Red Sox ace starter Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young Award yesterday—despite former teammate Justin Verlander getting more first-place votes. Hey, ditch the 'hanging-chad' talk, pal. You lost, Verlander, deal with it. Anyway, Porcello had a spectacular bounce-back second season with Boston—going 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA. Over 223 innings, 'Pretty Ricky' gave up just 193 hits, walked only 32 and struck out 189 batters. He posted a 1.009 WHIP. The last time a pitcher for The Carmine Hose won the Cy Young was Pedro Martinez in 2000. Congratulations, Rick! We look forward to another stellar campaign in 2017.