MLB: Scherzer and Ray, National and American League Top Pitchers, from the Players Choice Awards

The right Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the left-handed Robbie Ray of the Toronto Blue Jays they won the appointment of Most Outstanding Pitcher 2021 (or Best Pitcher) in both the National and American League, respectively, this within the Players Choice Awards

A three-time Cy Young Award winner, Scherzer can now place his third Most Outstanding Pitcher of the Year award, chosen by the players, on his trophy shelf:

The veteran right-hander continued to dominate hitters in 2021, especially after the Nationals traded him to the Dodgers midseason, posting a 1.98 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP and a 34 percent strikeout rate for Los Angeles earlier. to help him defeat the archrivals of the Giants in the National League Division Series.

For his part, Ray put together the best season of his career, setting the American League pace with a 2.84 ERA, 154 + ERA and 193 1/3 innings. Always a high strikeout pitcher, the southpaw led baseball with 248 of them in 2021.

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The big difference last season was the significant reduction in his walk rate – he gave up 2.4 batters for nine innings after walking 7.8 for nine during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Scherzer and Ray, National and American League Top Pitchers, from the Players Choice Awards