Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named the National Leagues top pitcher in a landslide vote announced today by the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America.
The Los Angeles ace again led the Major Leagues in earned run average to join Lefty Grove (1929-1931) and Greg Maddux (1993-1995) as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat in three consecutive seasons,North Face Denali Jackets for Women.
To go along with his microscopic 1.83 ERA, the 25-year old led the National League in strikeouts and walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP).
Adam Wainwright, of the NL champion St. Louis Cardinals finished second. The durable right-hander paced the league in starts, innings pitched, batters faced, complete games and wins. The 67 ace finished 19-9 with a 2.94 ERA.
Third in the voting was recently-named Rookie of the Year, Jose Fernandez. The Cuban-born Marlins hurler finished 2013 with a 12-6 record, and a 2.19 ERA. Fernandez held opponents to a .182 batting average.
The rookie posted 20 quality starts -- nine against playoff teams -- in his 28 appearances.
Its been a busy off-season for Kershaw who earlier added the Warren Spahn Award to his trophy case. The award,Women North Face Down Jacket Blue, named after the winningest southpaw in baseball history is presented each season to the best left-handed pitcher in the Major Leagues.
Kershaw is expected to add his second Cy Young Award in three seasons when voting is announced on MLB network tonight at 6:00 p.m. EST.
The IBWAA will announce results of their Most Valuable Player Award winners on Thursday.
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