The 2012 season has been a forgettable one for San Francisco Giants No. 1 starter Tim Lincecum. The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner has been awful through his first 14 starts this year and now the team is seriously considering moving the 28-year-old to the bullpen for a while to figure out whatever the heck is going on with him.
Lincecum is currently 2-8 with a 6.19 ERA and a ridiculous 1.57 WHIP. In 77 innings he has allowed 80 hits, 55 runs (53 earned), with 83 strikeouts and 41 walks. Those numbers are horrific when you consider just how good the Washington product has been over the past few seasons.
The Giants trotted Lincecum out to the bump on Sunday against his hometown team, the Seattle Mariners, but that didn’t go so well. He served up tow first-inning home runs to an anemic lineup and surrendered five earned runs in five innings.
Lincecum hasn’t won a game since April 28, that’s a nine-start streak during which time he is 0-6. The Giants also haven’t won a...