GORDO ON FLAHERTY: He suffered an undeservedly tough ending to a brilliant campaign during the 8-1 loss to the Nationals in Game 3 of the NLCS. Flaherty dominated during the second half of the season, posting a 0.93 earned-run average in his last 16 starts with 130 strikeouts in 106 1/3 innings. Overall he was 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA and 231 strikeouts this season.
Flaherty is the whole package, as promising a young pitcher as the industry has. It's no wonder Bob Gibson loves him.