Was Max Scherzer the first starting pitcher to win a Cy Young Award without a single complete game to his credit?
The answer is...
No! Jake Peavy won the NL CYA in 2007 without a CG.
However, Jake had five CGs in years previous to his CYA season. Max's CG last night, as the wire services (and the blog brudderhood) have been screaming at us, was his first ever. It was a three-hit shutout, with 8 K's, vs. the White Sox.
We doubt that will prompt him to clean up his act, however. And that's a good thing.
Final score: Detroit 4, Chicago 0.