Let's focus on the greatest pitcher in the game and some of his left-handed colleagues. Being a "lefty" myself, I've always enjoyed watching dominant left-handed pitchers. And right now, there's nobody better than Deuce-Deuce:
As a San Diego Padres fan, this post might be construed as heresy among some of my Friar fan brethren... but there's no denying what I feel in my heart. Clayton Kershaw is a beast and I enjoy watching him pitch.
Another National League West left-handed rival that I can't help but admire is San Francisco's Mad Bum:
He's not quite at Kershaw's level on the mound (then again... who is?)... but at the plate there are few pitchers who rival his bat. Earlier in the year, he became only the second pitcher in MLB history to hit two grand slams in one season.
I'll wrap things up with another young lefty who has dominated hitters this season... only this time it's an American League pitcher:
This season The Condor has soared to elite status in terms of left-handed pitching. It's a shame he doesn't receive the same kind of run support as Kershaw and Bumgarner.
If you're wondering why Jon Lester, David Price, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee are missing from this post... it's because I haven't acquired their autographs. Yet.
But as soon as I pick up a few more... I'll be sure to unveil one of my latest cardboard projects.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!