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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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Sunday's game between the Giants and Rockies has been postponed due to rain.
No makeup date has been announced yet. Scheduled starters Tim Lincecum and Tyler Matzek will presumably be pushed back a day. Apr 26 - 1:52 PM

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Tim Lincecum allowed just one run over six innings to help lead the Giants past the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Lincecum worked around five hits and three walks, relenting just once in the fifth inning when Alex Guerrero plated a run with a double. The right-hander struck out five on the evening as he picked up his first win. It's been a while since Lincecum was an effective starting pitcher, but he has been solid in his first three starts, owning a 2.00 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP, and a 14/7 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. Lincecum will face the Rockies at Coors Field in his next outing, which may prove to be a troublesome endeavor.
Apr 22 - 1:47 AM

Tim Lincecum coughed up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk in a 4-2 loss Wednesday against the Rockies.

That's more like it. Lincecum hurled seven shutout innings in his season debut against the Padres on Friday, but reverted to the Timmy we know and love Wednesday, the version you will see far more often this season. His fastball simply doesn't have the bite that facilitated Cy Young runs in 2008 and 2009. Hopefully it has enough to chomp innings in the back of the rotation for the rest of the season. Lincecum will toe the rubber Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Apr 16 - 1:07 AM

Tim Lincecum pitched seven scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Friday.

Still his lucky opponent, even if it wasn't a no-hitter: Lincecum went 5-0 with a 1.40 ERA against the Padres last season and 7-9 with a 5.39 ERA against everyone else. Lincecum was a success tonight even though he never once topped 90 on the radar guy; he averaged 89 mph with his fastball. That seems like a really bad sign, even if it worked out fine in this one.
Apr 11 - 1:27 AM

Tim Lincecum struggled again in Tuesday's Cactus League start against the Rockies, surrendering three runs on eight hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

Lincecum also issued three free passes while punching out three on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came on one swing of the bat by Nolan Arenado in the fifth inning. Despite a 6.27 spring ERA, he'll open the season as the fifth starter in the Giants' Opening Day rotation.
Mar 31 - 9:55 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Tuesday that Tim Lincecum will begin the season as the team's No. 5 starter.

Lincecum entered camp as the clear favorite for the role but then stumbled with a 6.27 ERA. Luckily for him, Yusmeiro Petit and Ryan Vogelsong have been arguably just as bad or worse. Lincecum will still get strikeouts for fantasy owners, but that's all they can count on from him at this point.
Mar 31 - 7:05 PM

Tim Lincecum struck out seven but permitted four runs -- three earned -- over five innings of work Thursday against the Athletics.

He allowed four hits and walked a pair in what really was a pretty typical Lincecum performance. The right-hander has recorded 14 strikeouts over 13 Cactus League innings but also holds a 6.92 ERA. Lincecum has pitched better than Yusmeiro Petit and Ryan Vogelsong, which means he'll likely begin the season in the rotation. His leash will be short, though.
Mar 26 - 11:51 PM

Tim Lincecum was effective over four innings, allowing one run, Saturday versus the Angels.

Lincecum had missed his last scheduled start due to a stiff neck, but appeared fine on Saturday. The right-hander limited the Angels to two hits and a walk but didn't record a strikeout. Lincecum will slot into the back of the Giants' rotation, but given his past results, expect the Giants to have a shorter-than-average leash on him.
Mar 21 - 8:00 PM

Tim Lincecum (neck) has been cleared to start on Saturday after getting through a bullpen session Thursday with no issues.

Lincecum has battled a stiff neck for the past week and had his last outing scratched. It appears he's making nice progress now, though, and should have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day as long as he doesn't have a setback. Lincecum will be the Giants' No. 5 starter.
Mar 19 - 7:13 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Tim Lincecum (neck) will miss his next scheduled start and won't pitch again until March 21.

Bochy did say that there was still time for him to get enough work in before the start of the regular season, though that seems optimistic at this point. He's currently battling Ryan Vogelsong for the fifth and final spot in the Giants' Opening Day rotation.
Mar 15 - 9:36 PM

Tim Lincecum (neck) will play catch on Sunday for the second time in three days.

The veteran right-hander said Sunday that his ailing neck is starting to feel better, though there remains no timetable for his return to the mound. His availability for the start of the regular season is in question at the moment.
Mar 15 - 5:03 PM

Tim Lincecum is still sidelined with neck stiffness.

"I can't say he's made a lot of progress," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're hoping for a little better news tomorrow." Lincecum woke up with a stiff neck Wednesday but pitched through it. Nothing more serious has been diagnosed, so it's likely still a day-to-day issue at this point.
Mar 14 - 7:04 PM

Tim Lincecum received treatment Wednesday for a stiff neck.

Lincecum told reporters he woke up with a stiff neck but tried to pitch through it. And he got lit up, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk in his inning of work. It shouldn't be anything to worry about going forward.
Mar 11 - 6:35 PM

Tim Lincecum allowed two runs in two innings, but also struck out five in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Padres.

Lincecum allowed a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings on two hits and a walk. The only non-strikeout out the right-hander recorded was a Yangervis Solarte ground out. Lincecum is expected to pitch out of the back of the Giants' rotation to start the season. He mustered an unsatisfactory 4.74 ERA in 155 2/3 innings last season.
Mar 7 - 6:56 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy reiterated Wednesday that he expects Tim Lincecum to be in the team's rotation to begin the season.

Bochy said the same thing in November. Lincecum had a 4.67 ERA and 130/61 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 26 starts last season, but the Giants are committed to giving him another shot. The leash figures to be short, as Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit linger as potential replacements if he struggles. Both pitchers are set to begin the season in the bullpen assuming that Tim Hudson (ankle) is ready.
Feb 18 - 12:45 PM

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