Cy Young Winners Off To Bad Starts
Cliff Lee who won the 2008 AL Cy Young Award is off to bad start in 2009 after his first two starts. He has an 0-2 record and a 9.90 ERA. He has allowed 11 runs, 17 hits, 5 walks and 10 strikeouts in 10 innings.
Tim Lincecum the 2008 NL Cy Young winner is also struggling in the early going in 2009. Lincecum has posted a 0-1 record and a 7.56 ERA after his first two starts. He has pitched 8 1/3 innings and has given up 7 runs, 14 hits, 6 walks and hit a batter. He has posted ten strikeouts this season. It is still early in the season but a pitcher that isn’t winning can lose their confidence and until he gets his confidence back he may continue to struggle.