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Tim Lincecum | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Tim Lincecum gave up five runs in three innings of relief Saturday against the Dodgers.
It was Lincecum's first appearance in eight days and just his third since he was moved to the bullpen on Aug. 25. Thus far, the Giants haven't shown any interest in seeing whether he could be a force as a one-inning guy late in games. Instead, he's simply been a mopup man since losing his rotation spot. Sep 14 - 12:38 AM

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Tim Lincecum has been moved to the Giants' bullpen.

The writing had been on the wall, and manager Bruce Bochy made the move official on Monday. Yusmeiro Petit will start on Thursday in Lincecum's place. Bochy would only commit to the one start for Petit, but it's certainly possible the move is permanent. Lincecum went through a nice stretch earlier this season that included a no-hitter, but he holds a 9.49 ERA over his last five starts, pushing his overall mark to 4.64.
Aug 25 - 7:54 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy after Saturday's game would not commit to Tim Lincecum making his next start.

Lincecum was bashed for six runs -- four earned -- over 2 2/3 innings versus the Nationals Saturday and holds a 9.49 ERA over his last five outings. "This is something we need to talk about internally, what our best option is," Bochy said. "We’ll look at it and see what the best thing is for Timmy and for us the next time around." The most likely replacement for Lincecum would be Yusmeiro Petit, who replaced Lincecum Saturday and threw 4 1/3 perfect relief frames. Petit has actually retired 38 straight batters in relief and holds a 1.84 ERA out of the bullpen this season. His ERA in six spot starts is 6.32, but the Giants might overlook that and decide to change things up. "It’s a small sample," Bochy said.
Aug 24 - 8:40 AM

Tim Lincecum surrendered six runs -- four earned -- over 2 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Nationals.

Lincecum has never pitched well against the Nationals and he was especially bad on Saturday, yielding six hits and four walks before exiting in the bottom of the third. He has struggled mightily since the All-Star break. A home date with the Rockies is next.
Aug 23 - 8:01 PM

Tim Lincecum didn't have his best stuff, but was able to limit the Phillies to two runs over five innings as the Giants won 5-2 on Sunday.

Lincecum struggled with his control, particularly early, but the Phillies were unable to capitalize on their many opportunities. The Giants' right-hander gave up seven hits, walked four, and struck out two. Lincecum has struggled mightily in his last five starts, and his ERA has expanded back to 4.48. He'll try to stop the bleeding in Saturday's road start against the Nationals.
Aug 17 - 7:11 PM

Tim Lincecum struggled again on Sunday, surrendering six runs over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

Lincecum had troubles right out of the gate, spotting the Royals four runs after the first five batters he faced. Things didn't get much better from there, as Lincecum finished with seven hits and three walks allowed. The loss was his third subpar outing in his last four starts, and after owning a 3.66 ERA on July 11 it has inflated to 4.51 just under a month later. He'll take on a less potent Phillies lineup on Sunday, but at this point the right-hander is a start-at-your-own-risk option in fantasy.
Aug 10 - 7:16 PM

Tim Lincecum struck out eight while allowing three runs over six innings of a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Lincecum gave up seven hits, with Carlos Gomez inflicting all the damage with a two-run home run and an RBI single. The outing was a nice rebound after Lincecum had gotten shelled in his previous two starts. The no-decision left him at 9-7 on the season with a 4.21 ERA. Lincecum will try to string a couple good starts together when he faces the Royals on Sunday in Kansas City.
Aug 5 - 11:37 PM

Tim Lincecum allowed five runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- over 3 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Lincecum has gotten rocked his last two times out, but the home runs are especially concerning -- before Wednesday, Lincecum had allowed just two home runs over his previous nine starts. They accounted for four of the Pirates' five runs against him, and he also walked three in the abbreviated start. He was spared the loss in the outing, so he'll remain 9-7 with a 4.21 ERA heading into Tuesday's start at the Brewers.
Jul 30 - 7:12 PM

Tim Lincecum was pounded for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers on Friday.

Well, he's not facing the Padres any longer. Lincecum struck out six and walked none tonight, which could have boded well, but he gave up nine hits, three of them triples. Don't buy into the hot streak: Lincecum still isn't an every-week start in mixed leagues.
Jul 26 - 1:55 AM

Tim Lincecum notched the first save of his eight-year career, coming into Tuesday's game in the 14th inning and getting the final two outs for a Giants win.

George Kontos started off the inning, but got into trouble when Ryan Howard singled to lead off the frame and Wil Nieves doubled with one out to put runners at second and third. Lincecum allowed Howard to score on a ground out, then walked Cameron Rupp, but was able to get Domonic Brown to ground out to first to end the game. As a starter, Lincecum had made strides lately, and now sports a 3.65 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 108/47 K/BB ratio. Lincecum started on Sunday but should be able to make his next scheduled start on Friday against the Dodgers at home.
Jul 23 - 1:00 AM

Tim Lincecum allowed three hits over seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout of the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Lincecum entered this one having allowed 15 earned runs in 16 innings against the Diamondbacks this year, so this rates as quite a turnaround. Then again... it's still just the Diamondbacks. Lincecum has allowed one run over 30 1/3 innings in his last four starts, but those have all come against struggling offenses (two against San Diego, one against St. Louis). That said, he's finished up the first half at 9-5 with a 3.66 ERA, numbers the Giants are most certainly happy with. We wouldn't expect him to keep it up after the break.
Jul 12 - 1:09 AM

Tim Lincecum limited the Padres to one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings in a win on Sunday.

Two starts after tossing a no-hitter against the same Padres bunch, Lincecum allowed a Brooks Conrad home run for the only run scored on his watch. Lincecum did walk four batters while striking out six. He's now won three straight starts to run his record to 8-5, and he'll carry a 3.91 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into Friday's meeting with the Diamondbacks.
Jul 6 - 10:47 PM

In his first start since Wednesday's no-hitter, Tim Lincecum spun eight shutout innings in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

In his last start, Lincecum became the fourth pitcher with two no-hitters and two Cy Youngs, joining Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson and Roy Halladay. In this outing, he failed to match Johnny Vander Meer's 1938 feat of throwing back-to-back no-hitters, but fantasy owners won't lodge a complaint. Lincecum, who struck out six and walked two tonight, has run up 17 consecutive shutout innings to slash his ERA from 4.90 to 4.42. Lincecum caps a superb two-start matchup week with a Sunday date in San Diego. After he does well in that one, we'd strongly suggest you sell high.
Jul 2 - 12:53 AM

Tim Lincecum threw the second no-hitter of his career in Wednesday's 4-0 defeat of the Padres.

Lincecum's only blemish in the historical outing was a second-inning walk to Padres third baseman Chase Headley. "Big Time Timmy Jim" was otherwise flawless, striking out six batters and using only 113 pitches over his nine hitless frames. He's only the second Giants pitcher to throw two no-hitters, joining Christy Mathewson. Lincecum, who also no-hit the Padres last year, will face off against the Cardinals next.
Jun 25 - 6:28 PM

Tim Lincecum took a loss to the Diamondbacks after giving up four runs in six innings on Friday.

Lincecum fanned just one, matching his low total in 235 career starts. Since getting pulled from a no-hitter after five innings on May 28, Lincecum has gone 1-2 with a 6.85 ERA in four starts. There's nothing to suggest he's going to return to being a quality mixed-league option.
Jun 21 - 12:47 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham