Come watch AL Cy Young candidate Corey Kluber pitch tonight or he will give you the death stare

Kluber, Corey - 2014

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
been crazy.”

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