Peavy's Badassery Lives On

Jake Peavy, professional badassSan Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy swept the National League Cy Young award voting Thursday when he was named first on all 32 ballots after shining through the 2007 season.

Peavy led the league in pretty much every category that matters, chalking up 19 wins, a 2.54 ERA, 240 strikeouts and 9.67 strikeouts per nine innings.

The NL's starter for the Midsummer Classic last year, Peavy became just the fourth player in big league history to win two ERA titles before the age of 27. Way to go, buddy!

In April against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Peavy fanned a season-high 16 batters, coming just one K away from tying Tom Seaver's NL mark of 10 consecutive strikeouts. Four months later against the same team, he became the Pads' career leader in strikeouts when he embarrassed eleven batters in a 3-1 victory.

For whatever reason, he struggled over 6.1 innings on Oct. 1 in the Wild Card playoff against the Colorado Rockies, who eventually forgot to show up to the World Series. All things happen for a reason, I suppose.

[San Diego Union Tribune] | [] | [] | [The Fanhouse]


Tough said...

I think "badassery" just became my favorite word.

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