Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/11/14

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 23: Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pumps his fist against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on June 23, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Tim Lincecum is known as much for his long locks as he is for his nasty pitches, but at some point the hair had to be tamed. Sometime between his first and second starts of the season, Lincecum decided to take several inches off his flowing hair that was well beyond shoulder length a week ago. As you can see from the photo above on the right, the hair is still long — just not as long. After Wednesday night’s performance, Giants fans are hoping the four inches of hair Timmy cut off didn’t strip him of his mojo.

Lincecum was racked by the Rockies, surrendering six earned runs on eight hits in just 2 1/3 innings. His first outing against Arizona on April 6 was shaky as well (five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings), but it certainly wasn’t as poor as his performance Wednesday night. Sometimes power pitchers need a month or two before they really get going. If Lincecum starts to turn it on when his hair starts getting longer again, very few people will consider it to be a coincidence.

Photo credits: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE, Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

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