The Cubs’ Yu Darvish has been ‘DYN-O-MITE’!
The Cubs’ Yu Darvish is the MVP. So what did you expect? Look, he had a hell of a time for three games, going 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA in 19 innings pitched. But still, he mustered all of that to pitch a solid game going seven innings of shutout ball, lowering his ERA to 2.01. It’s not as good as Jake Arrieta, but it plays as well with the ERA he’s had.
From July 31 to September 4, he went 7-0 in 48 innings, striking out 58 with a 0.98 ERA. That was the stretch that could earn him the Cy Young. I don’t think that will do it–but he’s going to get votes–that’s for sure. Trevor Bauer should get it, being that he has a 1.73 ERA–but you never can tell.
Darvish had an immaculate year. Granted, the second-half was his year (2.76 ERA, 118 K, 7 BB). But it’s the playoffs. Who knows. He might ‘get hot’ and lead the way to the World Series. The fact of the matter is, I don’t know who gets on a torrid pace. Happ. Heyward. Even Kris Bryant could get hot and lead them to a pennant.