Kate Upton Comments on Fiance Justin Verlander Not Winning MLB Cy Young Award

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29:  Model/actress Kate Upton (L) and MLB player Justin Verlander attend the 2016 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow presented by Gucci at LACMA on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA)
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Major League Baseball announced Boston Red Sox ace Rick Porcello won the 2016 American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, which left Detroit Tigers hurler Justin Verlander in second place.

His fiancee, supermodel Kate Upton, was not pleased with the results (Warning: NSFW language):

As Upton mentioned, Verlander finished in second place despite garnering the most first-place votes. She was wrong, however, about Porcello's failing to receive any first-place votes, as the Baseball Writers' Association of America shared:

AL Cy Young Voting Results
PitcherFirst-Place VotesSecond-Place VotesThird-Place VotesPoints
Rick Porcello, Boston Red Sox8182137
Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers1425132
Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians361298

Upton wasn't the only one upset with the results. Verlander's younger brother, Ben, weighed in on the Cy Young voting:

Verlander has a case that extends beyond the first-place votes he received. He finished with a slightly better WHIP than Porcello (1.00 to 1.01) and threw more innings (227.2 to 223.0) in the process. He also posted a better ERA and comparable numbers to Porcello and fellow finalist Corey Kluber in other categories, per FanGraphs:

Corey Kluber vs. Rick Porcello vs. Justin Verlander
StatKluberPorcelloVerlander
W-L18-922-416-9
K/99.507.6310.04
BB/92.391.292.25
HR/90.920.931.19
ERA3.143.153.04
FIP3.263.403.48
WAR5.15.25.2
Source: FanGraphs

However, the numbers were close across the board, and Porcello enjoyed advantages in some of the statistics as well. His Red Sox also won the American League East at 93-69, while Verlander's Tigers were left on the outside of the playoffs looking in at 86-75.

While team performance isn't necessarily a final determinant of individual awards, that Porcello's team made the playoffs likely helped his cause.

The Cy Young results were more personal to Upton given her relationship with Verlander, but this isn't the first topic from the sports world she discussed on her Twitter page. For example, she was not pleased when Arian Foster and other NFL players knelt during the national anthem earlier this year, either:

Upton isn't happy her fiance missed out on the Cy Young, but she can take solace in knowing he already has the award on his resume. Verlander won the 2011 Cy Young the same year he captured the AL MVP when he won the pitching version of the Triple Crown by leading the AL in wins (24), ERA (2.40) and strikeouts (250).

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