A ‘Cy’ of relief for Felix?
Some good news from the Twin Cities.
Royals right-hander Zack Greinke, figured to be Felix Hernandez’s main competition for the American League Cy Young Award, surrendered four earned runs in six innings against the Twins earlier today.
That’s as many runs at Greinke had surrendered in is previous seven starts put together and possibly opened the door for King Felix, who makes his final start of the season on Sunday against the Rangers.
Greinke finished the season with a 16-8 record and 2.16 ERA. Felix goes into his final outing with an 18-5 record and 2.49 ERA. Another strong performance figures to boost his Cy Young chances a whole bunch.
If he does win the award, he would join soon-to-be Hall of Fame left-hander Randy Johnson as the only Mariners to win the award.
— Jim Street