With two no-hitters plus two and 26/27 perfect games and the fact that hitting is in decline in the post-steroid era, pitchers seem to be dominating baseball.
Let's look at those at the top of the National League, more regarded for pitching, and try to find who's the top gun for the Cy Young in a pitching-orientated league.
It's been a great year for Johnson, but he's been a silent assassin; it's taken a while for everyone to notice.
He's put up some of the best numbers in terms of ERA seen in the last decade, but despite this, people only started mentioning his name just before the All-Star game.
It shouldn't come as any surprise that the Marlin' ace is doing this though. Johnson has a career record of 44-19 with an ERA of 3.03, however in his sixth year the 26 year old has really stepped it up.
So far this season he's 10-3 with a league leading 1.62 ERA and a WHIP under one which has him on top of most people's standings for the Cy Young.
In the second half it's his award to lose.
And here is your reason why Johnson went under the radar in the first half.
Jimenez sent baseball fans, analysts, and players into a combination of awe and fear with his early season no-hitter, showcasing his omnipotent skill and his ability to dominate all who face him.
Winning has become as routine as pitching itself to the Dominican who went into the break a staggering 15-1.
This winning percentage of .939 means he's the most productive pitcher in helping his team to win. His ERA of a smidge over two earned him the starter spot at the All-Star game and thus bragging rights over his competitors.
However the Rocky has begun to struggle of late and seems to be relinquishing some of the power that had hitters quaking with fear.
He has some work to do but if Jimenez can recreate that kind of form in the second half and can be the talk of the league once more.
He's a good bet to cap his remarkable season with something for the mantelpiece.
Acclaim has come in low tones for Wainwright who has simply gone about his business quietly but efficiently.
He has 14 wins from 20 starts, an ERA identical to that of Jimenez, and is as good as anyone in the game in front of a home crowd at Busch Stadium.
With a career ERA under three the 29-year-old Cardinal is one of the best active pitchers to not have won a Cy Young despite going close last year.
If Wainwright can stay on track he isn't out of contention yet
Going into this year, all the talk around the league was about how many games Roy Halladay was going to win...20, 30, 130?
Well it hasn't exactly worked out that way and despite throwing a perfect game, Hallady has been a little disappointing.
A combination of his own form and the struggles of the Phillies' offense has Halladay a mere 10-8 whilst maintaining an ever impressive 2.40 ERA.
But Halladay is losing ground in the Cy Young sweepstakes and it would take a remarkable run by both Halladay and the Phillies to surge back to the top of their respective competitions.
The long lost member of the Jonas brothers has clearly been the best pitcher in baseball over the last two years.
Back to back Cy Youngs has the Giants star sitting at the top of the pitching peninsula.
Having said that, it's been a slightly off year for "the freak," similarly to Halladay, due to lack of form and run support.
However Lincecum is stil 10-4, has a sub-three run ERA and has the most strikeouts in the league. Also he's started the second looking much more like his old self.
I's an outside bet but if others drop off and Lincecum continues as he's started the second half...well you never know.
Hey, can you blame me? You can't talk National League pitching without mentioning the man whose name has been the baseball version of Jesus Christ and whose performances since his arrival have gotten me, and others, believing he very well might be.
A bombsite of a mound and more pressure than any other debutant in baseball history haven't managed to deter the Nationals' phenom.
Strasburg has an ERA of two and more strikeouts than any other pitcher in baseball since his call-up.
Kurt Schilling said Strasburg would be one of the best pitchers in baseball on his arrival and it looks like he might have been right.
We'll have to wait a year or two to see where Strasburg stands on this list.