Giants announce World Series rotation and Tim Lincecum is not in it
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 23, 2012
Tim Lincecum will remain a reliever as manager Bruce Bochy announced his World Series starting rotation on Tuesday. When the World Series last kicked off at AT&T Park, Tim Lincecum was the starter for the San Francisco Giants and Barry Zito wasn't even on the roster. Lincecum has, however, pitched well out of the bullpen, giving up only one run in 8 1/3 innings of work this postseason. Lincecum demonstrated that by allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings spanning two relief appearances during the Division Series against Cincinnati. The switcheroo became official during Tuesday's media day sessions when Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced his rotation as Zito for Game 1 and Madison Bumgarner for Game 2 in San Francisco while Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain will start Games 3 and 4 in Detroit this weekend. Yeah, it's a cliche, but I think we can get away with using the term "what a difference two years makes" when mentioning one of the biggest reversal of fortune in recent baseball memory.