Tim Lincecum SP SF 3 days ago

Lincecum (4-2) won Wednesday against the Dodgers, striking out four while giving up three hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings.

Lincecum won his third straight decision and his fourth straight home start for the first time since 2009, and he passed Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell for fourth place on the franchise list with 1,680 strikeouts. The Giants are now winners of five straight and Lincecum is beginning to pitch like his old carefree, confident self. Lincecum has a 2.08 ERA this season, and he'll look to lower it even more when he faces off against Milwaukee in his next scheduled start Monday.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 week ago

Lincecum gave up three earned runs on five hits over 4.2 innings in Thursday's loss the Reds.

Lincecum walked five batters in just 4.2 innings on Thursday and he really seemed to be struggling with control. When he did toss it over the plate, the Reds were hitting it hard. Lincecum has been very solid up to this point and still holds an ERA of 2.43 so owners shouldn't start to worry just yet.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 2 weeks ago

Lincecum pitched a gem Friday, going six strong while striking out eight in the 6-0 win over Miami.

This was the best Lincecum has looked in some time. He allowed only three hits in the game and has appeared to find his old form this season with a gaudy 2.00 ERA this season. He'll look to continue his strong start against Cincinnati next Thursday.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 3 weeks ago

Lincecum (2-2) tossed a gem against the Angels on Sunday, going eight innings without surrendering a run and striking out four.

Lincecum rebounded from his worst start of the year with his longest outing of the season Sunday. He was aggressive against the Angels, throwing 71 of his 106 pitches for strikes. He also used his fastball 58 percent of the time after throwing it just 42 percent of the time in his previous four starts. If he can continue to locate his sub-par fastball, then he will have success with his excellent off-speed pitches. Lincecum has a favorable matchup at home against the Marlins this Friday.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 4 weeks ago

Lincecum (1-2) turned in his worst start of the season Monday, surrendering four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two over four innings in the loss to the Dodgers.

Lincecum owners had to be delighted that his start at Coors Field was rained out on Sunday, giving him the chance to pitch in pitcher-friendly Dodgers' Stadium on Monday. He didn't take advantage of the favorable schedule adjustment, as the Dodgers knocked him out of the game before the fifth inning. Lincecum took a huge step backwards after a strong start to the season and it looks like it's going to be another roller coaster year for the former ace. He is worth owning in deeper and NL-only leagues, but he is strictly a matchup play in standard mixed leagues. That being said, his next start comes at home against a righty-heavy Angels' lineup.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 4 weeks ago

Lincecum will start Monday's series opener against the Dodgers, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lincecum had his scheduled start Sunday postponed due to rain, but manager Bruce Bochy will simply bump his rotation forward a day. It's a major break for Lincecum owners, as the righty will avoid the hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 4 weeks ago

Lincecum will not make his regularly scheduled start Sunday, as the game has been postponed due to weather, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Lincecum and the rest of the Giants will get the day off, with no makeup plans made clear yet by either team. The Giants are set to open a three-game road series against the Dodgers on Monday.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum picked up his first win of 2015, tossing six innings of one-run ball with five hits, three walks, and five strikeouts.

Lincecum has pitcher well this year, despite losing more velocitly from his fastball. He is down more than 2 miles per hour from last year, but has compensated by generating significantly more ground balls in the early going. It will interesting to see if these trade offs can return him to being an effective starter.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum (0-1) took the loss to the Rockies on Wednesday, surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits while striking out four and walking one over five innings.

Lincecum got off to a poor start, surrendering a three-run shot on an 0-2 changeup to Nolan Arenado. He settled down after that, holding the Rockies to just four hits in his final four innings before being lifted for a pinch hitter. His fastball clocked in around 88 MPH, which is a couple ticks slower than it was last season. With the decreased velocity, Lincecum has shown improved control early in the year, naturally walking just two batters (two intentional walks) through 12 innings. He is still striking batters out with his plus changeup, so he may have value in deeper leagues so long as he continues to control the free passes. His next start comes at home against the Dodgers next Tuesday.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum threw seven shutout innings Friday, but didn't get a decision in a 1-0 loss to the Padres. He allowed four hits and three walks, while striking out five in the outing.

Lincecum's troubles have been well-documented over the past few years, so his leash will be short if he proves ineffective in the rotation. His days as a dominant starter are over, but this outing, following a decent spring, could be a sign that he is ready to reinvent himself and become more effective without his old fastball.