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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Tim Lincecum exits World Series with injury


By on 10/22/2014 11:38:00 PM

With two outs in the eighth inning, former starter Tim Lincecum exited game two of the World Series with what originally appeared to be a leg injury.  This rough season has continued. 

Later it was verified by Jon Heyman that he exited with back tightness.
This is disappointing news for the Giants after Lincecum was dealing in his 1.2 innings of work.  He had retired his first five batters striking out two and looked like he could have been a force throughout the rest of the series.

With pitchers like Hunter Strickland and Jean Machi struggling, having a veteran arm like Lincecum, who has been in high-pressure situations many times, would have been a boost for the Giants.  His arm will surely be missed.

Although he was demoted earlier in the season from the rotation, Lincecum has the ability to possess electric stuff on the mound as he showed tonight.  As a former two-time Cy Young Award winner he still has shown flashes of brilliance.  This season he went 12-9 with a giant 4.74 ERA, but he also was able to throw a no-hitter. 

It will be interesting to see what happens if he is unable to go the rest of the way.

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