Posey, Lincecum lead Giants to 4-3 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants are totally in favor of instant replay. As soon as Xavier Nady was called safe after sliding into home plate to apparently pull the San Diego Padres to 4-3 on Chase Headley's bases-loaded double in the third inning Sunday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy popped out of the dugout to challenge. After 88 seconds, the umpires called Nady out...
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Giants Avoid the Sweep, Take a Game in San Diego

Tim Lincecum got his first win of 2014, and the Giants avoided the sweep as San Francisco defeated the Padres 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego. The Giants jumped out to an early lead on Buster Posey’s fourth home run of the season. With one out, Hunter Pence worked a walk from Robbie Erlin, and Posey crushed the two-run shot over the left-field fence. And for the first time...
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Tim Lincecum's Declining Fastball Usage

Today's graph illustrates Tim Lincecum's fastball usage since 2007.The graph really points out how much Lincecum has changed as a pitcher as he as lost velocity on his fastball.  He has moved from the young phenom with a big fastball to a "savvy" vet trying to get by with secondary pitches.The two games so far this season have not had great results but hey at least...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt continues to own Tim Lincecum

Saying that Paul Goldschimdt owns Tim Lincecum is an understatement. Goldschimdt, who hit his first career home run off of Lincecum in 2011, is 13-for-24 with seven homers and 17 RBIs against Lincecum. Let’s put that into perspective: Paul Goldschimdt is hitting .541 against Tim Lincecum and has hit 9.4% of his career home runs off of him. Those are video game-like numbers. You...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
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PHOTO: Tim Lincecum named each of his mustache hairs

Tim Lincecum (Credit: Jeff Chiu/Associated Press) Tim Lincecum showed up for Giants’ photo day with a ridiculously thin mustache. We’ve all seen it in all if its creepy glory. Most of us would call the police if we saw anyone with that thing on their face talking to our children. To make things even creepier, it appears that each of his creepy, wispy mustache hairs have been...
Via Reading Between The Seams
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Tim Lincecum may have food poisoning, could miss start

Tim Lincecum didn't need much time to get past a bruise suffered in his final spring start, but the right-hander still might not be able to take the ball Thursday night. During an interview with KNBR on Wednesday morning, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti said Lincecum might have food poisoning and was throwing up throughout Tuesday night's loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Tim Lincecum battling food poisoning, Thursday's start in jeopardy

It's not easy being Tim Lincecum.On the heels of having his season opening start questioned after being drilled in the leg by a line drive during his final spring training start, the San Francisco Giants diminutive starter is now battling a case of food poisoning leaving considerable doubt for his 2014 debut on Thursday night.On @KNBR, Dave Righetti said Lincecum might have food...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Tim Lincecum plans to make Thursday's start

After taking a line drive to the left knee in his last Spring Training start, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum suffered a contusion. The Giants wondered if he would have to miss any scheduled starts. The answer, as it turns out, is no -- at least according to Lincecum. MLB.com's Alex Espinoza and the San Francisco Chornicle's Henry Schulman reported the announcement...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum learns to pitch to contact

Tim Lincecum’s calling card has always been his elite strikeout ability. Since he broke into the majors he has never failed to strikeout at least 23% of the batters that he has faced. From 2007 to 2013 no other starting pitcher has a higher strikeout percentage. Only Justin Verlander has more strikeouts, but Verlander has an extra 13 starts and just a 30-strikeout lead.Yet this...
Via The Crazy Crabbers
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum trying to grow a mustache, the operative word being ‘trying’ (photo)

Tim Lincecum always has seemed to be something of a man-child — perhaps due to his uncanny resemblance to the character Mitch Kramer from “Dazed and Confused” — so it’s hard to believe that the San Francisco Giants pitcher actually is 29 years old. Last season, Lincecum elected to change things up a bit as […]The post Tim Lincecum trying to grow a mustache, the operative...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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