Zack Greinke Wins Cy YoungSeptember 24th, 2009 by Lee Eldridge
It’s not official. I just wanted to be the first with the headline. Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke is putting up the best numbers in the majors, and deserves to win the American League Cy Young Award this year. And just as impressive as his numbers is how Zack has handled himself this season. After battling a social anxiety disorder, Greinke seems to really have matured into a nice young man, comfortable with his role in life.
Here’s a quick look at just a few of his numbers as of today:
Complete Game Shutouts: 3
Complete Games Pitched: 6
His record is 15-8, but that includes six games where he gave up either one or no runs, and ended the game with either a no decision or a loss. The Cy Young is supposed to go to the best pitcher. If Zack loses this award because he’s stuck on a horrible team in Kansas City, it will be a sports travesty.