Not sure if you've seen, but Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter Sunday night.
It was a dominant performance on national TV that helped cement Arrieta's case as one of the top pitchers in the game.
But was it enough to get the Cubs' 29-year-old ace on the map for the 2015 National League Cy Young Award?
Dodgers stud Zack Greinke has been unreal this season, too. He leads the world in ERA (1.61) and WHIP (0.848), giving up only 32 earned runs all season (which is one less than Jeff Samardzija has given up in six August starts, for reference).
The main factor in Greinke's favor is that he's done it all year, with an ERA under 2.00 the first four months of the season.
But in August, Arrieta has turned in an insane 0.43 ERA while Greinke has actually looked human with a 2.45 ERA.
Here's how Arrieta's numbers stack up against Greinke and the rest of the NL's elite:
|Jake Arrieta||Zack Greinke||Clayton Kershaw||Max Scherzer||Jacob deGrom||Gerrit Cole||Madison Bumgarner|
|Baseball Ref WAR||6.1||7.8||6.0||4.8||4.5||3.9||3.5|
Scherzer got out to a hot start, but carries a 5.01 ERA over his last 10 starts, which has probably taken him out of the running for the yearly honor. Bumgarner has the lofty win total and a bunch of strikeouts, but his ERA and WHIP just don't compare. deGrom and Cole both definitely deserve to be in the discussion, but still look to be a tier or so behind Arrieta, Kershaw and Greinke.
In the end, it will probably come down to Arrieta vs. the Dodgers' co-aces, but there is still plenty of time for more craziness to take place.
The final five weeks of the regular season are going to be FUN.