WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer came up short in his bid for a third-consecutive National League Cy Young Award, as New York Mets hurler Jacob deGrom took home the award Wednesday night.
Scherzer had another spectacular season, leading the league with a career-high 300 strikeouts. Scherzer also posted the best strikeout rate, strikeout-to-walk rate and lowest WHIP in the league, while tying for the NL lead with 18 wins. His second-place finish marks the sixth-straight season he has been in the top five in Cy Young voting.
Despite winning just 10 games, deGrom took home the award on the strength of a 1.70 ERA. That was the lowest mark since Zack Greinke’s in 2015, and the second lowest in the last 23 seasons in Major League Baseball.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola finished third.
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