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Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum could be skipped in the rotation his next time through.
Lincecum got rocked for six runs (four earned) on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts over 2.2 innings against the Nationals on Saturday. Plain and simple, he looked awful out there. He had no command of his pitches and was virtually incapable of finding the strike zone at times. Skipping him in the rotation next week isn't a certainly and they will re-evaluate him after an early-week side session, but something needs to happen to right this ship soon.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender