The award was announced live on MLB Network, with a vacationing Scherzer joining the broadcast via videoconference from a scuba diving boat off the coast of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. "And on top of that, we've got some really good bottles of wine that need to be drank".
The Tampa Bay voters, Bill Chastain of MLB.com and Fred Goodall of the Associated Press, can not be held exclusively responsible for Verlander's second-place finish, despite what Upton said in her epic Twitter rant Wednesday night.
Scherzer become the sixth pitcher to win the Cy Young in both leagues. The major league leader in wins this season, Porcello also led the AL in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.91) in his second season in Boston.
For his career, Porcello has 107 wins and a 4.20 ERA.
Two writers from the Tampa Bay chapter of BBWAA - Fred Goodall of The Associated Press and Bill Chastain of MLB.com - left Verlander off their ballots.
Voters list their five picks in order. The other two first-place votes went to the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, who finished fifth overall in voting.
Over in the American League, Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello edged out his former Tigers teammate Justin Verlander, 137 to 132.
"No. I honestly don't care", Porcello told the Boston Herald's Evan Drellich when asked if he cared about Upton's reaction.
Porcello got a $100,000 bonus for winning the Cy. (3.04ERA/3.48FIP/1.001WHIP) However, he had six fewer wins than Porcello, which likely cost him the Award. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello won in the American League, while Nationals starter Max Scherzer won in the National League.
Upton isn't the only Verlander supporter who's #MadOnline tonight.