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Bedard’s Cy Young Season Marches On

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Erik Bedard punches out 11 Texas Rangers to tie Mike Mussina’s Baltimore club record of 218 strike outs in a season, and it’s still August. More importantly, he got the win, running his mark to 13-4 for a 58-65 team. Basically, he’s having a season comparable to Steve Carlton’s immortal 27-win campaign for the 59-win ’72 Phillies team … except way better.

Hyperbole aside, Bedard is on everyone’s short list for the AL Cy Young right now, and he’d be the award’s first winner from a losing team since, uh, well, last year, actually, when Brandon Webb won it for the D-Backs. But in the AL, he’d be the first Cy Young from a loser since Roger Clemens won it with the Blue Jays in ’97. So that’s something.

In summary, to quote Camden Chat, “BUH DARD!”

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.

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