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Max Scherzer named as finalist for NL Cy Young Award

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Max Scherzer is looking to win the fourth Cy Young Award of his career

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Max Scherzer was announced as a finalist for the National League Cy Young Award, joining Corbin Burnes and Zack Wheeler.

If Scherzer were to win, it would be his fourth career Cy Young Award. He would become the fifth pitcher to win four of them, joining Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Steve Carlton and Greg Maddux.

Scherzer was fantastic in 2021, going 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 2.97 FIP. In 179 13 innings, he struck out 236 and issued 36 walks. Scherzer’s WHIP led all of baseball, along with his BB/9 rate (1.8) and H/9 rate (6.0).

After being traded to the Dodgers, Scherzer turned into one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. In his 11 starts with Los Angeles, the 37-year-old went 7-0 with the Dodgers winning all 11 of his starts. He posted a 1.98 ERA and had a 1.96 FIP. In 68 13 innings, he struck out 89 batters and had only eight walks.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. PT on MLB Network.