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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Murphy: Tim Lincecum Looks Like Tim Lincecum In Win Over Padres

The pitching motion isn’t what’s going to cause Tim Lincecum to break down as the scouts once feared. It’s age that’s going to cause the pitching motion to break down and that’s going to lead to Terrible Tim Lincecum. In the meantime, maybe in the death throws of his youth, we’ll see glimpses of The Freak we all remember.

Wow, this sounds like a eulogy when it couldn’t be further from the truth. Tim Lincecum remains a good pitcher. He was a great pitcher tonight. The Giants won the game in classic AT&T Park fashion. EVERYTHING IS FINE AND GREAT.

...It’s one game, so, it doesn’t really make much sense to say that the personal catcher arrangement Lincecum has with Bochy for Hector Sanchez should be tossed out the window, but I will say that the speculation about Tim Lincecum’s success in the postseason might also be true of why working with Posey could lead to more (sigh) consistency for Lincecum. In short: he’s on his toes. He’s *un*comfortable. Maybe it’s discomfort that brings out the best in Lincecum. Maybe a little anxiety causes him to focus more on the task at hand. Extreme weather is a physical thing, so, I don’t lump “Tim can’t pitch in the heat!” with this psychobabble. I’m not even sure the psychobabble stuff makes sense, but there was something to Tim not having time to think about his next start and just getting thrown into the middle of a game that might’ve brought out an edge in him that he needed to compensate for diminished skills.

Tim Lincecum has always been considered unconventional, from his personality to his pitching motion. The conventional wisdom is that pitchers rely on routine and certainty to bring out the best in them. Maybe Lincecum works in reverse.

Thanks to Mohl.

Repoz Posted: April 21, 2013 at 07:13 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John DiFool2 Posted: April 21, 2013 at 07:27 AM (#4420963)
"Throes"-unless a pun was intended there.
   2. Brian Posted: April 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM (#4422021)
Nothing more games against the Padres can't cure.
   3. Moeball Posted: April 22, 2013 at 07:44 PM (#4422638)
Please, this was against the PCL Padres, a limp lineup that also made Zito look unhittable.

And I say this as a longtime Padres fan.

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