Well, if a voting member of the Baseball Writers Association of America was going to leave Gio Gonzalez off his Cy Young ballot, it might as well be a beat reporter covering the f--king Cardinals. That beat reporter would be Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This sort of thing seems to happen every year with one of these postseason awards - some voter goes rogue and leaves an obvious name off a ballot for some reason, fans of that player's team get offended and complain loudly - it's just the first time it's ever happened to the Nationals.
Now, Goold didn't leave Gio off his ballot simply because 199 1/3 innings pitched is not the same as 200 innings pitched. But those two missing outs apparently tipped him off to something only he could see. Here's Goold, via St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
One column for Gonzalez stood out.
He was the only one who didn’t throw 200 innings.
He threw 199 1/3.
Two outs were not enough to decide my vote. That would be silly. I think of dismissing a 199-inning season because it didn’t get those magical next three outs a lot like saying a batter with a .299 average is a .200 hitter, not a .300 hitter. I thought of that number – that 199 1/3 innings – a lot like I did his 21 wins. They were indicators. They were pointers. They offered a compass to journey deeper. (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/14/2012)
And so, Goold's compass took him on a journey deeper than any of the other BBWAA members embarked on it seems. See also the breakdown of the 32 individual ballots on the BBWAA site.
(Screencap of Gio via MASN/TV)