Two months in the books, so its time to check in again on the league leaders for the annual “Pi Young Award“.
First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement. We have a pair of currently injured starting pitchers leading the way, as the Tigers’ Doug Fister is .01 off the magic mark, with Texas starter Neftali Feliz right behind at 3.16. “King Felix”, Seattle’s Felix Hernandez is next at 3.17.
Hernandez leads the race for the American League/ERA qualifiers group, with the White Sox’ Jake Peavy and the Orioles’ Jason Hammel a few points off the pace.
In the National League/no innings requirement race, Madison Bumgarner of the Giants has pitched 66 innings of “pi ball”, leading the currently DL-ed Dodger Ted Lilly the Mets’ Tim Byrdak, each also having racked up a 3.14 ERA to this point.
In the National League/ERA qualifiers contest, Bumgarner is followed by the resurgent Erik Bedard of the Pirates and the well-traveled Edwin Jackson of the Nationals.