By Vic Diaz (@TheVicDiaz)
After a season filled with suspense and excitement, Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Clayton Kershaw has won the 2013 National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. This is Kershaw’s second Cy Young Award, receiving 29 first -place votes, thusly beating out St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright and Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.
During the 2013 season, which ended in the NLCS against the Cardinals, Kershaw posted a 1.83 ERA with a record of 16-9. Other stats include boasting a total of 232 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.92, with both statistics leading the league.
Kershaw’s pitching performance was a key factor in the Dodgers’ success, which included a come-from-behind rise to the top of the NL West, clinching the division. According to reports, the 25-year-old pitcher is currently in talks with the Dodgers organization to receive a multi-year extension, which would possibly keep him in LA for the remainder of his career.