I’m watching the Giants game right now, and there is no doubt whatsoever that there is something wrong with Lincecum. I don’t know what, but he is off. Way off.
I remember watching Dwight Gooden in 1986 and 1987, as he slowly fell apart due to drug use and who knows what else. Watching Lincecum this season has been eerily similar. Between his getting to be ridiculously long hair, his seemingly completely disinterested attitude during his starts, his lack of velocity, and his inability to get swings and misses, there is no doubt that he is not the same pitcher. None.
It’s 2-0 with one out in the first, and I am wondering when someone who is covering this team is gonna ask exactly what the hell is going on here.
It’s 4-0 after Fukodome takes Lincecum into McCovey Cove.