The National League Cy Young Award will be announced early Thursday afternoon, and there are a trio of pitchers with viable claims to the trophy. Chris Carpenter, Adam Wainwright, and Tim Lincecum are the front runners to win, but one of the main things to keep in mind as the results are announced is that it is rare to see two pitchers from the same team vying for the Cy Young. For this reason, I seeáCarpenter and Wainwright splitting votes and weakening the chances of either to take home the honor.á Between the two Redbirds, I would personally give the nod to Carpenter over Wainwright, the main reason being that the St. Louis offense simply produced more runs, for whatever reason, behind Wainwright. Consider this: Wainwright received 5.5 runs per start, while Carpenter got just 4.6 runs ...
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