Somehow, Madison Bumgarner has never finished higher than 4th in any NL Cy Young Award voting. He did so in both 2014 and again in 2016, though he has never finished higher than 6th in any other season despite his postseason exploits and largely consistent, excellent regular season work.
Matt Harvey has a 4th place finish in the NL Cy Young Award under his belt, too - his having come back in 2013 with the New York Mets. Today, these two name-brand starters will square off in GABP, with the former toeing the rubber for the middling San Francisco Giants and the latter starting for the stumbling Cincinnati Reds.
Hopefully, Harvey can fire another gem, something that might finally catch the eye of a team looking for a starter for their stretch run, as the window to move Harvey before the end of the waiver-trade period in August is rapidly closing.
First pitch is set for 7:10 PM ET, a rare Saturday night affair.