*EDIT* I Wanted to edit this in as a preface to the below. This is not a hate post on CC because he plays for the Brewers. I am just getting tired of hearing about this guy winning the Cy Young or MVP and below is why I feel he is undeserving of these accolades. *EDIT*
I am getting a little tired of the CC love fest. I am not saying that 5 Complete Games isn’t impressive but if you look at his 9 starts there is a little too much praise for CC.
Colorado 7-3 (Colorado Record 57-69)
Cincinnati 3-2 (Cincinnati Record 55-70)
St. Louis (70-57)
San Diego (48-76)
Now I may not be reading this right but if you take out the Cubs and the Cardinals from this 9 game stretch he has faced 7 teams with a combined record of 376-498, a mere 122 games BELOW .500. Yes he beat St. Louis but when his team needed him to throw a great game the Cubs beat him (he was let off the hook by Home Run Howry) Now, are 5 CG impressive. Yes, if he throws them when it matters. Of the 5 complete games, 3 were blowouts. If Yoast wants to keep throwing CC into the 9th in a 9-3 game that’s fine by me, waste that arm for October. People just need to cool down. And it just keeps getting easier for him. Look at CC’s next 7 starts. It’s nice to know the Brewers got him to beat up on the bottom third of the National League.
8/24 – Pittsburgh (56-69)
8/31 – Pittsburgh (56-69)
9/5 – San Diego (48-76)
9/10 – Cincinnati (55-70) (Now if they move some starts this could be the 11th against Philly) (Philly is 66-58)
9/16 – Cubs (76-48)
9/21 – Cincinnati (55-70)
9/27 – Cubs (76-48)
Looks like CC can go 13-0, 14-0 or 14-1 or possibly 13-2 with two very big losses against a good team. Nice to know he has done it against “the class” of the National League