Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers received 14 out of a possible 30 first place votes, but finished second for the AL Cy Young Award behind Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox. Porcello received only 8 first place votes, but 18 second place votes gave him 137 points, edging out Verlander who received 132. This was the first time in American League history, and only the 3rd in MLB history, that the Cy Young winner did not receive the most first place votes.
Porcello finished the season at 22-, with a 3.15 ERA and 189 K’s. He is the first Red Sox pitcher to win the Cy Young since Pedro Martinez won two in a row in 1999 and 2000.
Verlander’s fiancé, Kate Upton, took to Twitter to show her displeasure with the results: