Posts Tagged ‘Cy Young’

Monday April 1st, 2013

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Codey Harrison (Lead Editor & President/Ceo) – Opening day is always a great day, in fact Opening Day is a holiday in Cincinnati Ohio. The 2013 Opening Day is just a sign that things are only looking up in the Washington National’s organization. 2009, and 2010 first overall picks of the Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, and 20-year old sensation Bryce Harper were a two-man wrecking crew in the Nationals 2-0 win over the Florida Marlins. The possible Cy Young favorite in the National League Stephen Strasburg pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 3. After a lead-off single Strasburg retired the next 19 batters. All of the National’s offense came off of two solo home runs from Bryce Harper, who many people in baseball feel that despite his young age Harper has a legitimate chance of winning the NL MVP if he performs in 2013 like he did in September of 2012.

After mediocrity since the Nationals moved to Washington the National’s are among the favorite’s to represent the National League in the World Series. It’s easy to see why after watching their Opening Day victory over the Marlins. Beyond Harper, and Strasburg the team is loaded with talent, with the likes of Ryan Zimmerman, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Ian Desmond, Jason Werth, and a bunch of other guys who are very capable players on a potential World Series team.

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MLB Diamondbacks vs LA Dodgers Game 1

Today the Diamondbacks return home to Chase Field to face a LA Dodger team that has been under performing for their expectations after adding $170+ million dollars in salary to their roster. Today the Dodgers would start Reigning CY Young winner Clayton Kershaw 12-8 against the Dbacks  Ian P Kennedy12-11. Both pitchers would pitch one of their best games on the season.

Former Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw

Kershaw would go 7 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 5 strikeouts. IPKwould have an even better night going 7 1/3 innings allowing 4 hits and 0 runs with 6 strike outs.

IPK Ian Kennedy

IPK would get the win tonight when the only run the Dbacks would score would come off of a error from Hanley Ramirez  when he threw the ball away on a Paul Goldschmidt infield hit. So the story tonight was Pitching, Pitching, & more Pitching as the Dbacks win game one of the 2 game series 1-0. With JJ Putz out with lower back tightness the save would go to David Hernandez his 15th of the year.

AAA Reno Aces vs Omaha Storm Chasers game 1

The Reno Aces would open game one of the PCL Championship series with the most dominating playoff offensive performance in club history. The Aces would blow the Storm Chasers out of the ball park by winning this game 13-1. #1 pitching prospect Trevor Bauerwould start the night a little slow giving up a run in the 2nd and walking 5 guys by the 2nd inning but pitches out of a bases loaded jam in the 2nd.

#1 Pitching Prospect Trevor Bauer

Bauer would last 6 2/3 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 run to earn the win and improve to 2-0 in the post season. For Omaha their top prospect Wil Myers was held hitless in this game where his team needed him one of the most. The Aces had 5 home runs on the night as Ryan Budde hits 2 HR with 3 RBI’s. Mike Jacobs, Ryan Strieby, and Tyler Kuhn all hit home runs on the night.

Catcher Ryan Budde with 2 home runs

Every hitter in the Aces line up record at least one hit in tonights game as the Aces collect 15 hits on the night. The Storm Chasers Top Ace pitcher Jake Odorizzi looses the game giving up 9 runs on 9 hits. The Aces continue to find ways to win ball games without some of their top prospects.

AA Mobile Baybears vs Jackson Generals

The Baybears loose the first game of the AA championships to the Generals 8-1 in a game they were held scoreless for 8 innings tonight as James Paxton gets his 2nd win of the post season lasting 7 1/3 innings giving up 4 hits and 1 run. Chase Anderson goes 5 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and the loss. The star of this game has to be Generals Johermyn Chavez who goes 2 for 4 on the night scoring once and had 1 home run and 5 RBI’s on the night.

Rookie Affiliate Missoula Osprey vs Ogden Raptors

The Dbacks Rookie Affiliate Missoula Osprey send pitcher Chris Thomas to the mound to square off with Ogden’s Miguel Sulbaran and for the first 2 innings it would be a pitchers duel. Sulbaranwould get yanked early after giving up 3 doubles in the 3rd and a double and a home run in the 4th to loose the game 4-3.

Pedro Ruiz offensive player of the game

Offensivly the player of the game goes to Pedro Ruiz of the Osprey who went 2 for 4 scoring once with a double and 1 RBI on the night. The Osprey win the game in front of 1308 fans at home. a late push by Ogden would stall in the 7th as they go hitless in the final 2 innings.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball
Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter @DonkeyPuncher74.

August 14th, 2012

Codey Harrison – The season is over 100 games deep, but it’s never to late for mid-season award winners. This week we will be featuring NL Awards from Comeback player, all the way to the NL MVP. Although last year showed the sports writers who vote on these awards use factors that well, frankly should not be used. Example was the NL MVP as voters picked Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp just because the Dodgers weren’t in playoff contention. Although in our award winners below, we don’t factor in team’s success into any of the player awards. (All stats are up to date as of 8/13/2012)

Comeback Player of the Year: Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants – After missing most of the 2011 season with a broken leg which ultimately cost the defending champ Giants any chance of repeating as World Series Champions. San Francisco Giants superstar catcher Buster Posey is back and better than ever for the 2012 Giants. Posey is batting a robust .332, with a .406 OBP, and a .547 SLG%, to go along with 23 doubles, and 19 home runs, all this while playing a gold glove quality season at catcher.

Honorable Mentions: Jason Kubel Arizona Diamondbacks, Adam Laroche Washington Nationals.

Manager of the Year: Clint Hurdle Pittsburgh Pirates – Clint Hurdle has the Pirates set to break the 20 year losing season stretch, but even more important he has the Pirates in line to make the playoffs. Hurdle who was the former Rockies manager is the clear front-runner as long as the Pirates find a way to finish the season strong.

Honorable Mentions: Dusty Baker Cincinnati Reds, Davey Johnson Washington Nationals.

Rookie of the Year: Wade Miley Arizona Diamondbacks – What a unbelievable story Wade Miley is. Miley was expected to start the season in AAA Reno, but an injury to veteran Takashi Saito lead Miley to make the team as the teams long man in the bullpen. After watching Josh Collmenter struggle early in the season, Wade Miley was given a chance to start and has yet to look back. After posting numerous impressive starts Miley finally proved himself so much that he made the NL All-star team as the Diamondbacks representative. Most MLB writers feel that Miley is the leader at this point in the season with his 12-8 record, and 3.02 ERA.

Honorable Mentions: Bryce Harper Washington Nationals, Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds.

Reliever of the Year: Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves/ Aroldis Chapman – This award is a anyone’s guess, Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, or Aroldis Chapman, Craig Kimbrel. So far Kimbrel has 75 strikeouts in 43 innings, with 31 saves, and a 1.26 ERA. While Reds closer Aroldis Chapman who has an amazing 106 strikeouts in 57 innings, with 28 saves, and a 1.28 ERA. It’s hard to choose either Superstar closer, as both are Cy Young candidates as well.

Cy Young: R.A. Dickey New York Mets – The great story of R.A. Dickey continues, as the Mets Ace continues to produce. Dickey who is currently tied for the MLB lead in wins with 15, also boasts a 2.72 ERA, with 166 strikeouts in 162 1/3 innings. However the Mets have fallen off the cliff since the All-star break.

Honorable Mentions: Johny Cueto Cincinnati Reds, Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals, Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati Reds, Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves.

MVP:  Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates – Sure Andrew McCutchen was a 1st round pick in the 2005 draft, but not too many scouts could have seen McCutchen being the MVP caliber player he has been in 2012. McCutchen is putting up numbers out of this world, .362 AVG, .422 OBP, .607 SLG%, with 23 Home runs, and 71 RBI. At this point McCutchen is the clear front-runner for NL MVP, and the award is Andrew McCutchens to lose at this point.

Honorable Mentions: Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds, Matt Holliday St. Louis Cardinals, Buster Posey San Francisco Giants.

Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers. You can also follow Codey on Twitter (@ProspectsMLB)

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