Found June 03, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
From the moment he stepped onto the bump at AT&T Park to face the Phillies in his highly anticipated big-league debut in May 2007, everything remotely associated with Tim Lincecum has been massive news in the Bay Area. From the truly newsworthy (Cy Youngs and pot busts) to the trivial but nonetheless tantalizing (In-N-Out binges and Harry Potter makeovers), it’s all been blown up, Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Style. And because there’s little the average American sports fan enjoys more than a good riches-to-rags story, Lincecum’s stunningly sudden decline from world-beater to whipping boy has been presented, digested and discussed with predictable fervor not just in our cozy little region but nationwide. The difference, in terms of regional vs. national, is that the rest of the country has pretty much moved on. Lincecum’s been so bad for so long, ESPN and Fox and other media behemoths have seemingly tired of the story, putting it on the back burner for lack of advancement,...

Giants, Lincecum discuss move to pen

Tim Lincecum was once the best starter in the National League, but has slowly declined to the point that the Giants think he may be a better fit for the bullpen. 

SF Giants Rumors: Melky’s Back, Giants All Star Voting, Team Leaders And Standings

It’s been a struggle for the San Francisco Giants lately, but with all the struggles, they’re still only two games back of the D-Backs in the NL West. Tonight Melky Cabrera and the Blue Jays come to town for a two-game set, and I’m guessing Melky isn’t going to get many cheers.   John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle shares with us (via Twitter) the NL All Star voting...

SF Giants lineup: Sandoval returns, Pagan still out

Pablo Sandoval is in Bruce Bochy’s lineup tonight against Toronto after missing three games with a strain in his foot. The Panda missed the entire series in St. Louis, with Joaquin Arias and Nick Noonan holding down the duties at third base. The initial diagnosis had the Giants entertaining the possibility of keeping Sandoval out for an extra week, so it’s worth keeping an eye...

Lincecum Gives Giants Quality Start

Tim Lincecum (4-5, 4.75 ERA) gave the San Francisco Giants (31-27) a quality start tonight giving them the win over the Toronto Blue Jays (24-33). Lincecum threw 7.0 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk with six strikeouts. This outing marked the fourth quality start for Lincecum and the second-straight quality start by a Giants’ starter. Lincecum gave up a...

Postgame Wrap: Giants Score More Runs Than Cardinals, Win Game

After yesterday’s stomping, the Giants could have done almost anything today and have it qualify as an improvement. They could have tripped and fallen jumping out of the dugout to celebrate a perfect game, or lost in extra inning on a walk-off walk to an American League relief pitcher, or re-signed Armando Benitez for today’s start. It still would have been better than yesterday...

Resurgent Pence Providing Long-Distance Thump to Giants’ Batting Order

Last week, as the Giants were in the middle of dropping three of four games to their cross-bay rival Oakland A’s, there was one man you definitely could not blame for the team’s Interleague failings. That man was Hunter Pence, who was apparently trying to single-handedly bomb the team’s way back into the series. With the Giants struggling to get anything going against the A’s...

Chad Gaudin delivers in his first start of the year, Giants avoid sweep in St. Louis

Chad Gaudin provided a much-needed quality start, and the sleepy Giants offense woke up a bit as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 to avoid the sweep. San Francisco was finally able to do some of the things they’ve been lacking in the first two games of this series. Even though it wasn’t pretty, they got on the scoreboard first. Joaquin Arias and Brandon Crawford led off...

Giants' Lincecum ends losing streak

Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cabrera had two hits in his return to AT&T Park with Toronto for the first time since his 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test last Aug. 15. Lincecum (4-5) allowed Edwin Encarnacion&...

Giants 4, Cardinals 2

Chad Gaudin found himself in an unfamiliar position Sunday afternoon. The San Francisco right-hander took the mound to start a game for the first time in over three years and tossed six strong innings to lead the Giants to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, ending the Giants' seven-game road skid. Brandon Belt hit a two-run pinch-hit double to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh...

Giants’ Lincecum ends losing streak

Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.,

Giants Drop Doubleheader to Cardinals

After rain delayed game one of this three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Francisco Giants had to prepare themselves for an unexpected double header and injuries. Third basemen, Pablo Sandoval, is expected to miss a week due to a left foot strain after having a MRI.  Sandoval is batting .288, has eight home runs on the year, and has driven in 37 runs for the...

Blue Jays-Giants Preview

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy presented Melky Cabrera with a World Series ring in last month's visit to Canada. Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, may not get as favorable a reunion with Bay Area fans when he returns to San Francisco in Tuesday night's opener of a three-game set. The outfielder was suspended 50 games...

All Star Voting Update: Sandoval Leads Wright

As the first round of voting is tallied for the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field, no Met is currently leading the vote to be an All-Star Game starter. It’s a closer battle at third base, where Pablo Sandoval leads David Wright, 1,094,475 votes to 967,299. Sandoval toppled Wright last year as you may remember which prompted Mets general manager Sandy Alderson to go on Twitter...

The Giants Have Time to Adjust: Part 1 -- Pitching

I believe it was John Madden who said, "Well, you got your, ah... , your numbers, all that stuff, you know, the stats thing...  then you got, umgh...  ah...  your, you know, results." Or maybe it was President Eisenhower. No matter. The 2013 season has been a serious challenge to the talents (and patience) of Manager Bruce Bochy and Pitching Coach Dave Righetti....
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