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Lincecum's Cy-bid takes a hit

Sep 21, 2009, 11:24 AM EDT

Just as the Giants’ continue to fade in the playoff race, Tim Lincecum’s Cy Young chances took a severe hit on Sunday,
as he was knocked around for five runs over four innings, his worst
start since May. It was another pedestrian start on the road for
Lincecum, who has some interesting splits in his 2009 campaign:

Home: 9-1 with a 1.79 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and zero home runs allowed in 15 starts spanning 110 1/3 innings.

5-5 with a 3.21 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10 home runs allowed in 15 starts
spanning 101 innings. Lincecum is 0-4 with a 5.90 ERA over his last
four starts on the road.

With Sunday’s poor outing, Lincecum
(2.47) fell behind Chris Carpenter (2.34) for the National League ERA
lead. He still leads the National League in strikeouts (247) and
complete games (four), but 15 wins might not be enough when Adam
Wainwright has 18. It’s still an impressive season by any measure, but
this year’s Cy Young is likely coming out of St. Louis.

  1. ed porter - Sep 21, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    carpenter is the one.

  2. Oldtimer - Sep 21, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Lincecum is a great young talent. The disparity between his home and away record speaks volumes as to where he falls in the debate over who are the great pitchers of 09. Sorry, but I think Carpenter or Wainwright have had better seasons.

  3. Dave in St. Louis - Sep 21, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Sure I’m a homer from St. Louis … but “Waino” has been more dominant than anyone this year.

  4. brendan - Sep 21, 2009 at 6:27 PM

    Wainwright gets the cy young, pujols gets the mvp and carpenter takes comeback palyer of the year…a clean sweap for STL.

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