San Francisco Giants: 5 Reasons Team Must Rest Tim Lincecum

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San Francisco Giants: 5 Reasons Team Must Rest Tim Lincecum
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The San Francisco Giants’ ace pitcher Tim Lincecum may be coming apart at the seams—literally.

It seems that the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner has fallen out of favor with the baseball gods, evidenced by his 6.00 ERA and zero wins in his last eight games. 

Although Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy has said they don’t plan on resting Lincecum by taking him out of the lineup or sending him to the bullpen at this time, keeping Timmy in the rotation might not be the best idea either.

With a 2-7 record this season, it seems like Lincecum is dealing with a little more than just a case of “June Swoon.” Timmy looks to be withering away physically, mentally and emotionally, and before he takes to the mound against Seattle on Saturday, it might be time for him to grab some pine meat.

Let’s take a look at the most practical reasons why Tim Lincecum needs to take some time away from the game in order to rediscover his pitching mojo.

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