It was Dallas Keuchel's day for sure. But, not to be forgotten is Collin McHugh. The Astros' No. 2 starter finished eighth in American League Cy Young Award voting - in between the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez and the 2014 Cy Young Winner Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians.
McHugh received five total points in voting -- one 4th place vote and three 5th place votes. Voting for McHugh was the Associated Press' (Baltimore chapter) Dave Ginsburg, the Houston Chronicle's David Barron, The Associated Press' (Houston chapter) Kristie Rieken, and an Honorary vote from Patrick Borzi -- who placed the fourth place vote for McHugh.
McHugh finished with a 19-7 record, a 3.89 ERA, 171 strikeouts and a 1.28 WHIP. McHugh was second in the American League in wins (19) and win percentage (.731).
McHugh appeared to struggle with his command mightily to start the season, but settled down the second half of the season.
Pre All-Star break, he was 9-5 with a 4.50 ERA. After the All-Star break, McHugh was 10-2 with a 3.11 ERA in 14 starts. In August, McHugh was 2-2 with a 1.89 ERA in five starts.
In the postseason, McHugh allowed five runs over 10 innings in two starts.