Lincecum Shines Upon MLB

Jack MicholicCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2009

ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 14: National League All-Star Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the American League All-Star of the during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by: Pool/Getty Images)

Strike one, strike two, strike three. These words are nothing new to who the fans call "The Freak."

Tim Lincecum's success is no surprise to the Giants as last years Cy Young winner's record is one of the best in the MLB. With an 11-3 record, Lincecum's success has not come easily.

Lincecum's work ethic includes watching video's of himself after the game to perfect the mechanics of his pitching. Teammates also commented on how vicious Lincecum's pitching style is, some even say he's unorthodox on the mound.

However, Lincecum's pitching style is not much different than what it was when he was young playing in the little league's. With his dad being the deciding factor in Lincecum's pitching mechanics, his son is still working on getting better and more decisive on the mound.

The young ace shows no clues of slowing down either. With 15 strikeouts and only two runs scored in a complete game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Lincecum pitched the best game of his life, and once again took it in stride showing no forms of giving in to the pressures of the media.

With so much of the long MLB season left, Lincecum is one of the top candidates for a back-to-back Cy Young award, up with some of the most prestige baseball players ever in the game of baseball.