#Cubs Arrieta wins NL Cy Young
The Cubs went 3-for-3 in awards as pitcher Jake Arrieta was named the National League Cy Young Award winner Wednesday night by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Arrieta received 17 of the possible 30 first-place votes, 11 second place votes and two third place votes for a total of 169 points. The Dodgers’ Zack Greinke was second with 147 points.
Arrieta is the fifth pitcher in Cubs history to win the Cy Young Award, and the first in 23 years since Greg Maddux did so in 1992.
This season, Arrieta went 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA over 33 starts, leading the Majors in wins and posting the lowest ERA by a Cubs pitcher in 96 years (Pete Alexander, 1.72 ERA, 1919). Arrieta went 12-1 with a 0.75 ERA in 15 starts after the All-Star Break, the lowest ERA in the second half of a season since the All-Star Game was instituted in 1933.
On Monday, Kris Bryant was named NL Rookie of the Year, and on Tuesday, Joe Maddon won NL Manager of the Year honors.
Arrieta’s teammates congratulated him on Twitter:
David Ross: “Trifecta!! @Cubs”
Anthony Rizzo: “The snake!!! It was fun playing behind @JArrieta34 every time he took the mound. Congratulations to you and Brittany”
Dexter Fowler: “Congrats @JArrieta34 well deserved brother! One of the hardest working dudes in baseball. @Cubs @MLB #MLBCYWinner”
Pierce Johnson: “Congrats @JArrieta34! So well deserved! Just goes to show how much hard work pays off #CyYoung #Cubs #TheSnake”
Kris Bryant: “Congrats @JArrieta34! Well deserved! #CY”
Justin Grimm: “Huge Congrats to #CyYoung @JArrieta34 so fun to watch and so deserving! What an awesome few days for the @Cubs @CubsJoeMadd @KrisBryant_23”
Jason Hammel: “Congrats to @JArrieta34 on winning the #CyYoung. Well deserved and fun to watch! A season for the books man! #Ace #Nasty”
Miguel Montero: “Well deserved @JArrieta34 and @KrisBryant_23 you guys are a beast”