DeGrom, Snell Win Cy Young
By Nate Rollins 11/17/2018
New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom and Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell made history yesterday, not by both claiming Cy Youngs, but by how they won them.
DeGrom — the National League winner — posted just 10 wins on the season, the fewest ever by someone who walked away with the Cy Young. But while his win total was low, so wasn’t his league-leading 1.70 ERA. The Mets only plated an average of 3.5 runs per game for deGrom, which ranked near the bottom of the league.
Snell made history by tossing 180 2/3 innings, the fewest ever in a non-strike season en route to a Cy Young.
Snell dazzled hitters all season, holding them to a .178 average. His 21 wins led the league as did his 1.89 ERA.