• Valverde, Lincecum show where this is headed

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Oct 25, 2012
    There were two other ones of significance, though: Valverde was lit up again and Lincecum was lights out again . That finished Valverde after 18 pitches. "We'll do all we can to stay away from him tonight," Bochy said of Lincecum on Thursday. Meanwhile, the embattled starter who posted a 5.18 ERA and lost a league-high 15 games for the NL West champs during the regular season is now, suddenly, Bruce Bochy's greatest weapon out of the bullpen.Tim Lincecum SAN FRANCISCO With the way things are going, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Tim Lincecum earn a win in relief or even a save at some point this World Series. He struck out Tim Lincecum, then allowed Angel Pagan's double to right followed by a two-hop RBI single from Marco Scutaro on a 94 mph pitch. He had said after the game that he thought he'd be able to pitch in Game 2 if needed, but manager Bruce Bochy pointed to Guillermo Mota, George Kontos and Santiago Casilla as his main options out of the bullpen in the middle innings.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Tim Lincecum as a closer in 2013 and beyond?

      SAN FRANCISCO - With the way things are going, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Tim Lincecum earn a win in relief or even a save at some point this World Series. But what about for the Giants in 2013 or another team beyond?? As Lincecum continues to fin
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Lincecum emergency-only option for Game 2

      The Giants are not expecting to have Tim Lincecum available out of the bullpen for Thursday's Game 2 of the World Series against the Tigers after he threw 32 pitches in relief in Game 1.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Ten days later, Valverde torched again in opener

      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jose Valverde started the postseason with a scoreless inning and a save against Oakland. Since then, his ERA is 48.60.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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