Despite the sensitive losses suffered by the Dodgers starting rotation so far this season 2021, either due to injuries or suspension, such as the Trevor Bauer case, the team has sailed through calm waters thanks to the excellent work they have done mainly three of his best arms, and, although it seems a fantasy, in that third of aces the experienced southpaw does not appear, Clayton kershaw.
With 20 games to go, three starting pitchers for the Los Angeles team are seriously involved in the fight for him. National League Cy Young Award, all of them with high chances of being recognized as the pitcher of the year in the old circuit.
They are Walker Buehler, the Mexican left-hander Julio Urías, and the deluxe reinforcement Max Scherzer, who since landing in California from the Capital of the United States, has been more than fabulous on the mound.
Urías has in his favor that he is the leader in the majors in victories (17), but he is tenth in ERA (2.98) in the National League, whose department is dominated by veteran Max Scherzer (2.28), just followed by his other teammate. Walker Buhler (2.31).
“Mad Max” also leads the Dodgers in strikeouts prescription (210), WHIP (0.86) and batting average against (.181). However, in the absence of another three or four starts for each of them, the closing they have to define the Cy Young winner will be very interesting, which could also fall into their hands.
In the fight for the coveted award there are also other first basemen who have been excellent in the season, such as the two Brewers pitchers: Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff, as well as Zack Wheeler (Phillies), Kevin Gausman (Giants), all mentioned as strong contenders.