The Tim Lincecum Freeze Out finally ended last night (with the Royals leading the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World’s Serious) and Timmy was looking sharp. He breezed through a one-two-three 7th inning and set down the first two Royals batters in the 8th.
Then this, via cbsSports.com:
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum leaves due to lower back issue
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum left Wednesday’s game against the Royals due to a lower back injury.
Lincecum tossed 1 2/3 innings before leaving the contest. After going 2-2 against Salvador Perez, Lincecum called the trainer out to the mound. He appeared to slip on the mound during the pitch. After some discussion, Lincecum was removed from the game. Following the game, the team announced Lincecum is dealing with a lower back injury.
That ungainly exit occurred right after the Fox broadcast blabbers talked about Lincecum elbowing his way back into the mix of Giants relievers.
It’s no secret the hardlysmoking staff has a soft spot for Lincecum. Here’s hoping we haven’t seen the last of Timmy this postseason.