Last year's NL Cy Young Award race was, well, not much of a race at all.
Roy Halladay was the undisputed winner having put together one of the finest seasons of his already distinguished career. His postseason no-hitter only managed to further solidify has status as the best pitcher in 2010.
This year, Halladay remains a front-runner for the award. But 23-year-old Clayton Kershaw finally had the breakout year Dodgers fans have been waiting for.
Halladay and Kershaw remain the overwhelming favorites to take the award home, despite facing some competition from other such aces, Cliff Lee being among them.
Let's take a look at how Halladay and Kershaw compare with just a few weeks remaining in the regular season.