Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
2 weeks ago

Lincecum has decided to accept an assignment to Triple-A, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was unclear as to whether Lincecum would elect free agency or accept a demotion to the minors after being designated for assignment on Saturday but it is now revealed he has chosen the latter. The 32-year-old struggled mightily in his comeback with the Angels this season, posting a 9.16 ERA and 2.37 WHIP over nine starts and unless he rediscovers how to limit baserunners and keep runs off the board, he figures to remain in the minors the rest of the season.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Lincecum was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The writing was on the wall -- manager Mike Scioscia would not commit to Lincecum making another start after another poor outing Friday -- and the Angels went ahead and made a move Saturday. He pitched his way off the roster after just nine starts, failing to turn in a quality start in any of the subsequent eight outings following his Angels debut. Lincecum will now be subjected to waivers, and if he goes unclaimed, he can opt for free agency.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Lincecum (2-6) allowed six runs on nine hits over 3.1 innings in Friday's 6-4 loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

All six runs came in the first inning, as the right-hander allowed the Mariners to bat around, capped by a Mike Zunino three-run bomb to break an early 3-3 tie. This could be the last start we see from "The Freak," for a demotion, in some capacity, is in order, as his return season has only gone freakishly bad, posting a scary 9.16 ERA and 5.40 BB/9 over 38.1 innings pitched. Look for manager Mike Scioscia to make a decision on Lincecum in the coming days.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
4 weeks ago

Lincecum struggled again Friday, allowing 11 runners to reach base and giving up four earned runs in a loss to the Red Sox, but he will remain in the Angels' rotation for the time being, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lincecum sits with an 8.49 ERA and 2.29 WHIP after eight starts with the Angels, which is all the evidence needed to describe how he is pitching right now. However, manager Mike Scioscia said after Saturday's game that Lincecum will receive another start next time through the rotation. That lines Lincecum up to pitch during next week's series with the A's, a team he limited to one run over six innings in his Angels debut, but tagged him for four runs over three innings five days later.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Manager Mike Scoscia said Monday that Lincecum will likely remain in the rotation despite recent stuggles, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lincecum allowed eight runs on seven hits over just 1.1 innings Sunday, raising his season ERA to 8.70. However, Scoscia has emphasized confidence in the 32-year-old, focusing on his upside as a major-league starter. Lincecum will face a tough test in his next start, Friday against Boston.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Lincecum (2-4) was blasted for eight runs on seven hits and two walks over 1.1 innings to take the loss Sunday at the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Lincecum gave up three homers during the 50 pitches he tossed in this contest. He's now allowed at least five runs in four of his last five outings to raise his ERA to 8.70 on the season. He'll make his next start Friday against the Red Sox.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Lincecum (2-3) allowed five runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks over five innings in a win Tuesday against Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Lincecum allowed two more home runs Tuesday night and now has served up six over his past five starts. He has struck out 26 batters in 17.2 innings in that stretch, but he is getting punished hard for all of his mistakes, and it's hard to see what Lincecum and his 87.8 mph average fastball can do to change that. Despite picking up the win, Lincecum's ERA is now up to an ugly 6.59.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
1 month ago

Lincecum (1-3) allowed three runs on nine hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Sunday, striking out four, in a 4-2 loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

He's been extremely hittable so far for the Angels, allowing a .426 BABIP through five starts and 23.2 innings, while his 21:11 K:BB isn't so great either. Lincecum will likely remain in the rotation in the second half, as the team doesn't have many other options, but don't expect him to return to his Cy Young form or anything close to it.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
2 months ago

Lincecum lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing five runs, 10 hits and one walk while striking out six Tuesday against the Rays. He did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

After a fine debut for the Angels on June 18 against the A's (one run in six innings), the two-time Cy Young winner failed the make it out of the fifth for the third straight start on Tuesday. Although he only walked one, the righty still needed a season-high 105 pitches before getting the hook. His knack for making hitters swing and miss isn't good enough to compensate for the atrocious 7.50 ERA he's sporting through four starts with the team.

Tim Lincecum
SP LAA
2 months ago

Lincecum (1-2) served up five runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a loss Tuesday to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The swing-and-miss stuff is still there, as Lincecum used 16 swinging strikes as he racked up the seven strikeouts. But he also threw more balls (56) than strikes (55), and he was nibbling for a reason -- he was touched up for four extra-base hits, including a Carlos Correa home run. Lincecum's fastball is still sitting in the high 80s, and as such his margin for error is going to be miniscule even when he can pick up the strikeouts in bunches like he did Tuesday night.