As Tim Lincecum fought through the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, his name started trending on Twitter. The tweets were predictable: Where’s the Cy Young award winner? What’s with the haircut? Send him to the bullpen! Read More
MESA, Ariz. — Announced as the A’s Opening Day starter before the game, Brett Anderson allowed one hit in two scoreless innings Thursday in Oakland’s 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
The 25-year-old left-hander, 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA in six starts last year after he recovered from elbow surgery, will be opposed by the Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez in the April 1 matchup at Oakland.
Anderson said manager Bob Melvin gave him the news a day earlier. Read More
In baseball, it was pointed out correctly, if not grammatically proper, by Hall of Famer Yogi Berra: You don’t know nothing. Or did you think Barry Zito would be a savior after Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain would be, not disasters, but at least disappointments? Read More
It wasn’t an escape. Not according to Tim Lincecum, although some might view it exactly as that. He simply headed north, back to the state of Washington and away from the state of hysteria in which, metaphorically, he had found himself.
“It was like going home for the weekend for most people,” said Lincecum of his ... well, maybe retreat is too strong a word. Let’s say escape from the world of questions, notepads and, yes, baseball. Read More
It was just like pitching. Rhythm and motion. Except there wasn’t a guy holding a bat 60 feet, 6 inches away from Matt Cain, there was a pin maybe 240 yards away. Or a cup 10 feet away.
The man who didn’t allow a run his last 21¹⁄³ innings of the most memorable postseason in the history of the San Francisco Giants was off the mound Thursday and with his partner on the leaderboard after Day 1 of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Read More
Giants ace Tim Lincecum has won the NL Cy Young Award, becoming the first repeat winner in the major leagues since Randy Johnson was voted the prize four straight times from 1999-2002.
Lincecum led the NL with 261 strikeouts and tied for the league lead with four complete games and two shutouts.
Only 10 points separated the top three in one of the closest ballots in the award's history. Read More