When defending Cy Young winners David Price and R.A. Dickey face off against each Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., they’ll be happy to have turned the page on April.
Price finished the month 1-2 with a 5.21 ERA and went winless in his first five starts, the worst opening to a season by a Cy Young winner since Frank Viola was winless in his first seven in 1989.
Dickey was 2-4 with a 4.50 ERA and left his one outstanding outing with a sore back and neck.
Some of the worst and best Aprils by Cy Young winners since MLB started awarding winners in each league in 1967:
APRILS TO FORGET
|Player||Year||Team||April W-L||April ERA||Total W-L||Total ERA|
APRILS TO REMEMBER
|Player||Team||Year||April W-L||April ERA||Total W-L||Total ERA|
|** won Cy Young again|