Tim Lincecum gave up three runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a losing effort to the Marlins in Miami Sunday.
After suffering through back to back disastrous seasons many wondered if Tim Lincecum's days as not only an elite starter as he had been for so many years but, a serviceable starter were over. Timmy however has begun to show signs of his former dominant self starting with his no-hitter back on June 25th Lincecum has allowed just four earned runs over 37.1 innings. On the season his ERA now sits at 3.68 to go with his 9-6 record and 108 strike outs over 120 innings. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
With a couple of mediocre starts this spring, major league scouts are showing concern regarding Masahiro Tanaka's velocity.
Well that's certainly turned over the last few weeks. When spring training began, there was all sorts of talk to how great Tanaka looked, but now that he's been hit around a little, most recently by the Twins, people are showing some concern. On scout did concede that it was the spring and he was willing to give Tanaka the benefit of the doubt based on last year's performance, but the growing concern is legitimate. Tanaka opted for rest and rehab for his partially-torn UCL this offseason rather than the Tommmy John surgery he likely needs. We've warned you off him these past few months, and now we're starting to hear more joining our crusade. Leave him be for your fellow owners. Maybe he starts the season strong, but how long is he going to hold up? The outlook doesn't seem good. Analysis: Howard Bender