Looking Back: First Half Awards for the Houston Astros

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First-Half Cy Young

Jun 30, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros fans in Keuchels Corner cheer during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Looks like the fans in Keuchel’s Corner already know the answer.

The first half Cy Young, based on the weekly awards, is none other than Dallas Keuchel. The Houston Astros ace has been phenomenal so far. Keuchel is gamer, day in and day out. He comes to the mound and makes opposing batters look as weak as a nuclear treaty with Iran.

He won consecutive AL Pitcher of the Month (the actual MLB award) and earned the start in last night’s All-Star game. Keuchel is King!

CTH Pitcher of the Week awards: 6

So did the CTH staff differ from this pick? SUR-VEY SAYS:

Issa Cook: Dallas Keuchel. “How can you not give it to him? The historic year all around and Astros ace for the near future.”

Aric Cisneros: Dallas Keuchel

Thomas O’Banion:Dallas Keuchel. Among the starters, he’s got most wins, IP, lowest ERA, Ks, All-Star, best beard…the list goes on.”

Larry Manch: “Keuchel is a lock for team CY, as he is such a dominant pitcher.”

Brandon Del Castillo: Dallas Keuchel. “Keuchel has distinguished himself as one of the best pitchers in the game, not just the Astros.  He is a true ace.”

Eric Huysman: “If Keuchel starting the All-Star game is not enough for you to understand that he is the best Astros pitcher, maybe the 12-3 record. While the Astros normally don’t get much face time in the media, the broadcasters of the All-Star Game gave plenty of praises to him.”

Okay. Not a hard choice here. You already knew the answer, and if anyone had said otherwise, it would’ve just looked silly.

Dallas Keuchel is the first half Cy Young winner for the Houston Astros.

David A. Miniel: “There’s no doubt this award belongs to Dallas Keuchel. No explanation needed.”

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