HOOTIE wrote:mweir145 wrote:beltrans_boy wrote:HOOTIE wrote:TheRawDAWG wrote:Well now we are at the half way mark and it looks to me like Halladay is taking it and hiding from the rest of the pack. Colon and Garland are probably the next best candidates and Halladay's numbers crush them.
Halladay isn't crushing Buehrle. In fact, Mark has a good a case for cy as Roy.
Buehrle is my choice. Halladay's been good, but Buehrle has just been that much better...
I emphatically disagree with this statement.
First of all, Mark Buehrle blew up today allowing 14 hits, 7 runs (4 earned) with only 3 strikeouts for the loss, and this was agaisnt a presumably weak hitting team in the Oakland A's.
He pushed his era up to 2.58, and his record now stands at 10-2.
His whip is now 1.11 with 88 ks.
In comparence with Roy Halladay, every single one of those stats is much worse with the exception of win percentage.
Halladay's era now stands at 2.33, with a record of 12-4. His whip is a crazy .94, with 104 ks.
At mid-season right now, there should be no question as to who is the 1st half Cy Young winner.
The answer: Roy Halladay.
A 2.58 era is MUCH worse then 2.33? They were about even in era before today's games. Mark gave up 4 to Roy's 1. You are talking 3 runs in 3 months. 104 K's versus 88 is MUCH worse?
The one poster said Halladay crushes everyone. Simply not true. Roy might have a slight edge after today, but Mark is still close.
Both have 13 QS, with Mark having 1 less game. Mark was ahead in Win Shares before today. They are likely tied, or Roy ahead by 1 after today. Roy has a slight edge in VORP. The DIPS era are about even.
I think you have to take each player's track record into consideration as well. We're talking about who will win the Cy Young at the END of the year. We all know that Halladay has the stuff to continue pitching at a high level. Buerhle may be close to him right now, but his previous numbers, along with his recent poor outing could signal that he is beginning to fade going into the second half. At this point I still believe its Halladay and then Santana.