Come watch AL Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber pitch tonight or he will give you the death stare
Corey Kluber is on an incredible roll, and pitches tonight at home to begin a three-game series vs. Baltimore. You should come watch him pitch. Why? (Other than the headline, of course…)
For one, here’s where he ranks among AL starters:
- Wins: T-2nd, 13
- Strikeouts: 4th, 187
- WAR: 4th, 5.3
- Starter ERA: 3rd, 2.46
Moreover, here are some other amazing tidbits about his amazing 2014 season:
- In his past seven starts, he’s 6-0 with a 1.33 ERA
- He has seven starts with 10 or more strikeouts, and 13 starts with eight or more.
- In all of those starts, he’s walked 2 or fewer batters.
- In 17 of his 25 starts, he’s allowed two or fewer runs.
- In seven of his last nine starts, he’s allowed 1 or fewer earned runs.
Here’s what Tribe pitching coach Mickey Callaway said recently of Kluber, via a story by Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal: “It seems like every few outings you’re hearing something about the last 100 years. It’s