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For those of us this year that drafted Tim Lincecum in the early rounds of our fantasy draft or used a nice chunk of our auction budget to pick him up, we are all probably asking ourselves the same question, “Will the real Tim Lincecum please stand up?”
Through 12 starts so far this season, Lincecum’s ERA (5.83) is almost double what his career mark (2.98) was coming into this season. His number of walks issued are 45% higher this season (4.75 BB/9) versus his career number (3.32). One of Lincecum’s biggest problems in 2012 has been avoiding the big inning. In eight of his first 12 starts, he has given up at least three ERs in one inning. In five of those eight starts, he has given up four ERs in one inning. These high-scoring innings have accounted for 29 of the 43 ERs he’s allowed this year. If we drill down a little further, we can see why this is happening.
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