Tim Lincecum gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts over just four innings against the Pirates on Wednesday.
After allowing only three earned runs over his previous two starts, Lincecum failed to keep the ball rolling on Wednesday allowing four runs through just 4.0 innings of work. He is now 2-2 with a 5.55 ERA and 1.71 WHIP through seven starts, while averaging just under one strikeout per inning (35 K through 35.2 IP). Although his start to 2014 has been shaky at best, he has shown enough over the course of the first month and a half to hold onto him a little while longer. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Braves on Monday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck