Originally written August 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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SAN FRANCISCO -- On a day the San Francisco Giants acquired Hunter Pence to bolster the middle of their lineup, they got a look at what a familiar face could do for their rotation. Tim Lincecum. Remember him? Lincecum gave up one run in seven innings as the Giants snapped their five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night at AT&T Park. Lincecum spent the entire first half in a mysterious slump, but he has a 2.70 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. He was sharp for much of the night Tuesday. Lincecum started to wobble in the seventh, but he escaped a bases-loaded jam by striking out pinch hitter David Wright looking at a curveball. It was the last, and perhaps the best, of Lincecum's 112 pitches. The Giants, who are expected to get Pence into uniform for Wednesday's game, still didn't do much offensively against Mets rookie Matt Harvey. In six innings against Harvey, the Giants had only four hits, and they struc...
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