Former Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum returned to the mound Thursday night for the first time since June 27 of last year.
He threw five innings, surrendering three runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out five, and admitted having nerves after the start.
“It’s good to get the feet wet again and get in that game-type atmosphere and just get the ball rolling again,” Lincecum said, according to The Associated Press. “It kind of got the better of me the first couple innings and then I settled into it and started making better pitches and getting better results.”
The Freak has one more minor league start scheduled before joining the Los Angeles Angels.
Bay Area fans should be able to see him in his second big-league start of the season when the Halos play the Oakland A’s at the Coliseum in a series that starts June 17.
Singletary wants job
Mike Singletary, the former 49ers coach who famously gave a postgame speech with his bare ass facing his team, wants the head coaching vacancy at Baylor University.
“I don’t just want to coach their university,” he said on the Jay Mohr Sports show on Fox Sports Radio. “I want to win a championship. I want to win a national championship, and I want to do the things that it takes in order to do that.”
The wooden cross he wore around his neck surely would better ingratiate himself to fans in Waco, Texas than it did in godless San Francisco.jacob c. palmer