Tim Lincecum SP SF 6 Hrs

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 5 Days

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 8 Days

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 19 Days

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 24 Days

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 29 Days

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 Month

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 Month

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.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 2 Months

Tim Lincecum allowed three runs over six innings in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Lincecum gave up six hits and a walk, serving up two home runs to Curtis Granderson for his three runs allowed. He's 5-4 but owns a 4.97 ERA and 1.54 WHIP, a reflection of his up and down season -- after a miserable April, Lincecum had a 2.86 ERA in May. Start him at your own risk Friday against the Rockies.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 2 Months

Tim Lincecum returned to action on Tuesday June 3.