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(SFGate)   Tim Lincecum now hasn't had a win in more than a month. Freaky   (sfgate.com) divider line 27
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2012-05-31 12:16:35 PM  
Seriously. Nick Lidstrom just retired and we get ANOTHER boring ass baseball article. Who gives a fark?
 
2012-05-31 12:18:47 PM  
"For seven innings Tim Lincecum scrapped and competed without much command. He held Arizona to one earned run in seven innings, two runs overall"

Good ole' win stat as an indicator or something.

Not like you can win a cy young with a W/L ratio of 1.
 
2012-05-31 12:20:56 PM  
All you need to know about wins and losses is summed up in this Yankees @ Angels pitchers preview stat line for yesterday:
Yankees RH Ivan Nova (5-2, 5.46 ERA) vs. Angels RH Ervin Santana (2-6, 4.45)

Clearly, Ivan Nova is the better pitcher. Clearly. Just look at those wins.
 
2012-05-31 12:42:37 PM  

thecpt: "For seven innings Tim Lincecum scrapped and competed without much command. He held Arizona to one earned run in seven innings, two runs overall"

Good ole' win stat as an indicator or something.

Not like you can win a cy young with a W/L ratio of 1.


while most of his his metrics are on par with career avg's, if you'd watched him pitch, you'd know he was way off right now. His fastball has no life, his changeup/splitter has no bite. He lacks confidence in his pitches, and so he doesnt throw with the "here, try to hit THIS motherfarker" conviction he used to. Batters dont fear him anymore as a result. It could be mental, it could be mechanical. Right now I'm just glad the Giants didn't end up giving him the 5yrs/$100M. He may well figure it out, or he may end up being a less useful pitcher than Barry Zito (who's having a pretty decent year).
 
2012-05-31 12:44:55 PM  

jackiepaper: thecpt: "For seven innings Tim Lincecum scrapped and competed without much command. He held Arizona to one earned run in seven innings, two runs overall"

Good ole' win stat as an indicator or something.

Not like you can win a cy young with a W/L ratio of 1.

while most of his his metrics are on par with career avg's, if you'd watched him pitch, you'd know he was way off right now. His fastball has no life, his changeup/splitter has no bite. He lacks confidence in his pitches, and so he doesnt throw with the "here, try to hit THIS motherfarker" conviction he used to. Batters dont fear him anymore as a result. It could be mental, it could be mechanical. Right now I'm just glad the Giants didn't end up giving him the 5yrs/$100M. He may well figure it out, or he may end up being a less useful pitcher than Barry Zito (who's having a pretty decent year).


Zito is probably rubbing off on him. They're both farking weird neohippies
 
2012-05-31 12:51:03 PM  

jackiepaper: thecpt:
while most of his his metrics are on par with career avg's, if you'd watched him pitch, you'd know he was way off right now. His fastball has no life, his changeup/splitter has no bite. He lacks confidence in his pitches, and so he doesnt throw with the "here, try to hit THIS motherfarker" conviction he used to. Batters dont fear him anymore as a result. It could be mental, it could be mechanical. Right now I'm just glad the Giants didn't end up giving him the 5yrs/$100M. He may well figure it out, or he may end up being a less useful pitcher than Barry Zito (who's having a pretty decent year).


Whole heartedly agree with you. I was making fun of the headline and the fact that winless in what may have been only 5 starts is news. Walking 5 and allowing 4 hits over 7 isn't bad though as an overall whip, but 5BB is troublesome. If people know you're not throwing strikes suddenly they watch more pitches and before the pitcher knows it hes at 80 pitches entering the fourth.
 
2012-05-31 01:17:45 PM  

bhcompy: jackiepaper: thecpt: "For seven innings Tim Lincecum scrapped and competed without much command. He held Arizona to one earned run in seven innings, two runs overall"

Good ole' win stat as an indicator or something.

Not like you can win a cy young with a W/L ratio of 1.

while most of his his metrics are on par with career avg's, if you'd watched him pitch, you'd know he was way off right now. His fastball has no life, his changeup/splitter has no bite. He lacks confidence in his pitches, and so he doesnt throw with the "here, try to hit THIS motherfarker" conviction he used to. Batters dont fear him anymore as a result. It could be mental, it could be mechanical. Right now I'm just glad the Giants didn't end up giving him the 5yrs/$100M. He may well figure it out, or he may end up being a less useful pitcher than Barry Zito (who's having a pretty decent year).

Zito is probably rubbing off on him. They're both farking weird neohippies


timmy's not a neohippie. He's a skater kid who smokes opt and plays video games in his spare time. and AFAIK, he doesnt play any instruments or do yoga
 
2012-05-31 01:18:04 PM  
He's been struggling, but he pitched good enough to get a win last night. The offense let him down.
 
2012-05-31 01:19:51 PM  
*smokes pot
 
2012-05-31 01:37:50 PM  
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RIP Tim Lincecum
 
2012-05-31 01:42:38 PM  
YAAAAAY WINS
 
2012-05-31 02:03:13 PM  

bhcompy: Zito is probably rubbing off


You have no idea.

An old college roommate of mine at USC had a friend who played with Zito on the baseball team.

I've been told that Zito was once so nervous before a game that he went back to the locker room showers to... rub one off... before the game. He then went out calm and relaxed and proceeded to throw a shutout.

I've been told he made pre-game ruboffs a ritual from that point on.

Moral of the story: don't shake Barry Zito's hand. Or Moises Alou's.
 
2012-05-31 02:26:32 PM  
Cliff Lee still doesn't have a win.
 
2012-05-31 02:31:30 PM  
It's interesting. His velocity has been steadily declining for a few years, but his K/9 is still awesome so it's hard to say he's just lost his stuff. His WHIP is bad, but his is BABIP indicates he's had some bad luck. I still expect him to be among the best in the NL when it's all said and done.
 
2012-05-31 02:59:14 PM  

ZoSo_the_Crowe: bhcompy: Zito is probably rubbing off

You have no idea.

An old college roommate of mine at USC had a friend who played with Zito on the baseball team.

I've been told that Zito was once so nervous before a game that he went back to the locker room showers to... rub one off... before the game. He then went out calm and relaxed and proceeded to throw a shutout.

I've been told he made pre-game ruboffs a ritual from that point on.

Moral of the story: don't shake Barry Zito's hand. Or Moises Alou's.


I wonder if they ever shook hands with each other. And if it burned a little.
 
2012-05-31 03:27:22 PM  
www.studiotees.com
 
2012-05-31 04:09:33 PM  

ZoSo_the_Crowe: bhcompy: Zito is probably rubbing off

You have no idea.

An old college roommate of mine at USC had a friend who played with Zito on the baseball team.

I've been told that Zito was once so nervous before a game that he went back to the locker room showers to... rub one off... before the game. He then went out calm and relaxed and proceeded to throw a shutout.

I've been told he made pre-game ruboffs a ritual from that point on.

Moral of the story: don't shake Barry Zito's hand. Or Moises Alou's.


If Tim gets known for this trick, they'll call it a "Lince-cum".
 
2012-05-31 04:20:37 PM  
Not a big Lincecum fan. I had outfield seats at a Braves/Giants game at Turner Field last summer. Lincecum was fielding batting practice and would periodically respond to kids' calls for him to throw them a ball by ... carefully throwing it JUST short so the kid would lunge out over the outfield wall, almost-but-not-quite get it, and then sit there looking disappointed. I thought it was an accident the first time, but it happened each time, and he laughed each time. Dick.
 
2012-05-31 04:22:34 PM  

jayfurr: Not a big Lincecum fan. I had outfield seats at a Braves/Giants game at Turner Field last summer. Lincecum was fielding batting practice and would periodically respond to kids' calls for him to throw them a ball by ... carefully throwing it JUST short so the kid would lunge out over the outfield wall, almost-but-not-quite get it, and then sit there looking disappointed. I thought it was an accident the first time, but it happened each time, and he laughed each time. Dick.


This is why I hate Luis Polonia.

/forever scarred
 
2012-05-31 04:26:56 PM  
It was always obvious to me that an undersized kid with his delivery would have about a 3-4 year prime and then probably fall off considerably. I hope it's not the case... But would not be shocked. The Giants felt the same, considering the contract they offered him as compared to Cain's.
 
2012-05-31 04:35:47 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: It was always obvious to me that an undersized kid with his delivery would have about a 3-4 year prime and then probably fall off considerably. I hope it's not the case... But would not be shocked. The Giants felt the same, considering the contract they offered him as compared to Cain's.


The Giants offered him 5/100. he turned it down, said he preferred a shorter deal.
 
2012-05-31 04:42:06 PM  
Also doesn't help he faced Paul Goldschmidt again.

Pauls line against Lincecum:
AB H 2B HR RBI
13 7 1 4 6

He gets a home run every 3 at bats practically, so just about each game.
 
2012-05-31 04:48:17 PM  

jackiepaper: funk_soul_bubby: It was always obvious to me that an undersized kid with his delivery would have about a 3-4 year prime and then probably fall off considerably. I hope it's not the case... But would not be shocked. The Giants felt the same, considering the contract they offered him as compared to Cain's.

The Giants offered him 5/100. he turned it down, said he preferred a shorter deal.


Well, that's a misleading way to put it. Nice work.
 
2012-05-31 05:33:36 PM  
F the Giants.
 
2012-05-31 06:06:27 PM  
he sucks and needs a haircut,
the Giants World Series win was just a fluke and will never be repeated
 
2012-05-31 09:25:56 PM  

jackiepaper: bhcompy: jackiepaper: thecpt: "For seven innings Tim Lincecum scrapped and competed without much command. He held Arizona to one earned run in seven innings, two runs overall"

Good ole' win stat as an indicator or something.

Not like you can win a cy young with a W/L ratio of 1.

while most of his his metrics are on par with career avg's, if you'd watched him pitch, you'd know he was way off right now. His fastball has no life, his changeup/splitter has no bite. He lacks confidence in his pitches, and so he doesnt throw with the "here, try to hit THIS motherfarker" conviction he used to. Batters dont fear him anymore as a result. It could be mental, it could be mechanical. Right now I'm just glad the Giants didn't end up giving him the 5yrs/$100M. He may well figure it out, or he may end up being a less useful pitcher than Barry Zito (who's having a pretty decent year).

Zito is probably rubbing off on him. They're both farking weird neohippies

timmy's not a neohippie. He's a skater kid who smokes opt and plays video games in his spare time. and AFAIK, he doesnt play any instruments or do yoga


Exactly. Emo skaterkid who is more than welcome back home in Seattle under any circumstances.

Thing is, the guy is weird enough to do it.
 
2012-05-31 10:38:42 PM  

TheJoe03: F the Giants.


Totally this.
 
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