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NL Cy Young Award Rankings: Matt Cain Holds Steady in Rough Week for NL Pitchers
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Matt Cain allowed two runs in his most recent start.

What happened to National League pitching this week? Nearly each one of the top contenders for the NL Cy Young Award got beaten up in their most recent appearance. 

I have to be honest here. I'm not happy with this week's rankings. And you may not be happy with them either. Regardless of your feelings, I hope you'll share your responses and suggestions because they're always helpful in putting this list together. 

With most of our leading candidates putting up a bad performance or a recent string of poor outings, I can't really see a reason to move anyone around. Not this week, anyway. But we do have a couple of pitchers that are inching their way toward the top five, including one who probably should have gotten consideration weeks ago. 

After scrutinizing the list of names and their season statistics for a longer period than usual, the following five players (and three honorable mentions) look like the best current candidates for the NL Cy Young Award. 

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