Found June 23, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Three consecutive singles. Two walks sandwiched around a defensive misplay. Then three consecutive strikeouts. That's how San Francisco Giants right-handerTim Lincecum gave up three first-inning runs Friday at Oakland. Weird inning in a weird game in a weird season for the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Lincecum followed up a sloppy first inning with five hitless innings, and how typical was that. His "one bad inning" syndrome hit him hard again, but this one didn't cost him another loss because the Giants rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat the A's 5-4. "Timmy said enough is enough. He took control and pitched out of it," manager Bruce Bochy said. Lincecum's next start is Wednesday against the Dodgers, and the goal again is a consistent outing, not a nice stretch to accompany a lousy inning. At least there's a lot of hope coming out of Friday's start. In fact, after the first six batters he faced, he was downri...

Report: Lincecum lost 30 pounds

Tim Lincecum reportedly lost 30 pounds over the offseason. He has struggled mightily this year and currently has a 2-8 record and a 6.07 ERA.

Postgame Wrap: Tim Lincecum Pitches Poorly, Then Well, Answers No Questions

There was a point last year when Tim Lincecum would start games and look pretty bad. Keep in mind, this is back when Lincecum was generally a really good pitcher. Still, he had a tendency to give up a couple hits or walks before he got a good command of the strike zone and truly settle in. Typically at that point he’d be in great shape, but it led to quite a few antsy first innings...

On the farm: Brown, Panik, Hembree updates

Between worrying about Tim Lincecum‘s performances, the recovery of a “heavier” Pablo Sandoval, the joys of watching Matt Cain pitch perfectly or Melky Cabrera move into third in the National League for starting outfielder in this summer’s All-Star game, I’ve decided to shed some light on the future of the Giants organization. Before this season, I was excited about the...

Lincecum working every angle to figure out funk

Tim Lincecum looks back at his extreme, 30-pound weight loss before this season and wishes he had approached it all differently. He says he dropped it too fast, taking drastic measures. All because the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner didn't feel right at the 190 pounds he reached in 2011 eating whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. The thing is, he was still winning then...

Daily Notes | Tim Lincecum's Season Turns Around Tonight

Tim Lincecum is 2-8. He has not won since April 28. His team has lost 9 straight games he has started. He has an ERA over 6.00. He has a career worse 4.8 walks per 9 innings. His average fastball velocity is lower than ever. Tim Lincecum is also 28. He has won two Cy Young Awards. He is striking out more than a batter per inning this season. He and the team claim that he is healthy...

SF Giants Rumors: Another Series Loss, Huff DL, Cains Perfect Game

First Seattle, and now Anaheim. The San Francisco Giants have lost back-to-back series to American League teams on the road. Next up for the Giants is the Athletics in Oakland.   Infielder Aubrey Huff is eligible to come off the disabled list on Tuesday, but manager Bruce Bochy isn’t going to guarantee he’d rejoin the team that day. Perfect Game Matt Cain‘s hat, cleats, game...

Postgame Wrap: Giants Win Despite Madison Bumgarner, Bullpen, Fate

Wraps are fun to write for games like today. Remember in the second inning, when Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play to end a rally? It’s okay, the Giants won. Remember when Madison Bumgarner gave up a first-inning homer to Josh Reddick and grooved one to Jonny Gomes in the third inning? It’s okay, the Giants won. Remember when Brandon Belt hit .224/.340/.328 between...

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Week 12: Buy Low On Lincecum, Sell High on LaHair

Tim Lincecum (credits below) I won’t be doing the self-rating this week. It will be an every-other week thing, so that it doesn’t become redundant.

Sell High: Bryan LaHair

One of the nice surprises of 2012 has been Bryan LaHair, who has both invigorated Cubs fans and infuriated them. LaHair has provided the Cubs with the dilemma of whether to sell on LaHair to make...

Control is to blame for Tim Lincecum’s struggles.

Control is to blame for Tim Lincecum’s struggles.

Giants 5, Athletics 4

Brandon Belt hit a tying two-run double and scored on Hector Sanchez's single during a four-run ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Bay Area rival Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night. Ryan Cook (2-2) walked Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval on nine pitches to open the final inning. Belt sliced a double down the left-field line just out of the reach of...

Giants 9, Athletics 8

Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, Buster Posey added a two-run drive in the seventh, and the San Francisco Giants backed Madison Bumgarner's fourth straight win with just enough offense, holding on for a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. A night after the Giants rallied in the ninth inning to win 5-4 in the opener of the second...

Hard Times Hard Feelings

We might be a little late to this story, what with the comments getting timed this weekend, but here we are. This may be the first time I’ve ever seen the Bay Area media and fans being referred to as…well, whatever these comments were.  Ever. I’ve seen them get referred as idiots (especially when Skip Bayless was a Mercury News guy).  I’ve seen them referred to gutless...

Giants-Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics didn't get down on themselves earlier this month when they were struggling, and now they're playing their best baseball of the season. San Francisco right-hander Tim Lincecum is at a low point now, and it's uncertain when the two-time NL Cy Young winner will end the worst stretch of his career. The surging A's go for a seventh consecutive home...
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