I know that this point can be argued. I know there’s a lot of prevailing opinions to go with here. And I know there’s a lot that I don’t know.
You could say:
• It’s small sample size. (It is.)
• The last time Buster Posey did catch a start before this one, Lincecum still gave up 4 earned runs in 4 innings.
• That maybe a lot of Lincecum’s success with Buster Posey was because he was working in relief, rather than starting.
Still, all I can say is what I see. And what I see is that Lincecum pitches better with Posey behind the plate.
So, dammit, those two need to get over themselves and keep working together.