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It’s back to back for Tim Lincecum, who won the 2009 NL Cy Young award.
Although he didn’t receive the most first place votes, the combination of firsts and seconds put him ahead of Cardinal righthanders Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. Lincecum, who was first in strikeouts, second in ERA, and second in IP surged ahead of his competitors on the strength of his across the board numbers, while Wainwright lost votes for his high ERA and WHIP and Carpenter for his lesser innings pitched and strikeouts.
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