The next of the SB Nation MLB Awards is best pitching 'appearance'. I'm guessing they don't mean the best looking pitcher on the team.
We've had polls for the most important hit, the best defensive play, the most regrettable moment and the funniest moment.
Your choices for best pitching performance:
1. Mark Buehrle, April 2nd, his first start of the season. He went 8.2, allowed 4 hits, 1 walk with 10 strikeouts, against the Rays. If Brett Lawrie could have caught Ben Zobrist's line drive, he'd have had a complete game.
2. Drew Hutchison, May 16. He allowed just 3 hits, walked 1 and struck out 6 in complete game shutout against the Rangers.
3. Marcus Stroman, September 8. He allowed 3 hits, no walks and 8 strikeouts in a complete game shutout of the Cubs. The ball that almost got him in the head, that he deflected with his glove, may have been the scariest moment of the season.
4. Marcus Stroman, September 26. 4 innings of shutout relief, allowing just 1 hit with 4 strikeouts, against the Orioles, picking up his only save of the season.
5. Aaron Loup, June 4. Aaron came into the game, against the Tigers, in the 6th with the bases loaded and no outs and the Jays up 3-2 and got out of the inning without a run scoring and then pitched a clean 7th.
6. (I knew I missed one), Chad Jenkins, August 10, goes 6 scoreless innings in Jays 19 inning win against the Tigers. Allows 7 hits, 1 walk with 4 strikeouts, and gets the win.