Jun 25, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; [Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) throws against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY SportsFirst Half CY Young: Henderson Alvarez/Jose Fernandez
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Henderson Alvarez has been nothing short of spectacular of late for the Marlins, but his numbers still aren’t as quite as good as Fernandez’s were in his 8 starts. We can only wonder what Fernandez would have done if he were still pitching every 5 days for the Marlins.
For that reason, I decided to name these two co-CY Young’s for the Marlins first half. (It’s so hard to not credit Fernandez, even with him missing half his starts.)
However, if Alvarez continues to pitch like he has, there is no way he doesn’t win the second half CY-Young for the team. His 3 complete game shutouts lead the majors and his 1.05 ERA was the second best mark in the majors for the month of June, only behind the great Clayton Kershaw. His 2.23 FIP was the seventh best in baseball for the month.
Can you imagine how lethal a one-two punch of Jose Fernandez and the June Henderson Alvarez would be?