Tim Lincecum is still in the running for the 2009 Cy Young Award despite having only 14 wins. He's only in the race because he's leading the NL in ERA and strikeouts. When looking at the 14-5 record of Lincecum, its easy to think he doesn’t have a chance for the award. However, despite having four wins less than 18 game winner Adam Wainwright, he still has the best overall numbers in the National League. His return yesterday after being sidelined for ten days was a huge pickup for the Giants. He pitched seven innings while limiting the Rockies to one run in the 9-1 win. He also struck out 11 batters. Lincecum currently leads the NL in strikeouts with 244, with Javier Vazquez next with 214. He also leads the NL in ERA with a 2.30 mark, with Chris Carpenter second with 2.45. Lincecum ...
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