Another week brings more shuffling among the top contenders for the NL Cy Young Award.
Keeping the list at five is difficult, with so many pitchers having excellent seasons. Putting these rankings together sometimes feels like trying to shut the door on an attacking horde of zombies. (Lance Lynn wants in!) At the very least, we might need a bulletin board with index cards to move around.
Clayton Kershaw gets squeezed out this week, though giving up seven earned runs in 12.2 innings is certainly not terrible. Seven walks is a bit of a concern, however. So is getting batted around by the Brewers and Astros, two of the worst teams in the NL.
As always, your suggestions for who should be included among the top contenders are welcome. But here are the players we think are the best candidates for the NL Cy Young Award this week.