Gonzalez finishes third in Cy Young voting

Gonzalez finishes third in Cy Young voting
November 14, 2012, 7:00 pm

Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez finished third in N.L. Cy Young voting with R.A. Dickey taking home the most first place votes. Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers placed second as Gonzalez received just one first place vote. 

Gonzalez lost out to the Mets knuckleballer after going 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA in his first season with the Nationals. Gonzalez was acquired by Washington last offseason in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.

Gonzalez represented the Nationals in the All-Star game in 2012, the second appearance of his career. He finished the season with 207 strikeouts in 199 1/3 innings pitched.

Dickey, 38, went 20-6 this season with a 2.73 ERA across 233 2/3 innings pitched. He struck out 230 batters, had three shutouts, and posted a 1.053 WHIP.

The Nationals had already taken home Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year on Monday and Tuesday with Bryce Harper and Davey Johnson. The National League MVP award will be announced on Thursday night, but no Nationals players are favorites to win.