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Lincecum talks about hitting 'rock bottom'

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08:12 AM ET 07.09 | Tim Lincecum awoke to a startling reality Monday morning, that he is the worst starting pitcher in the majors this year. When Lincecum's first half mercifully ended in the fourth inning of Sunday's 13-2 loss to the Pirates, his ERA stood at 6.42, the highest of the 101 starters with enough innings to qualify for the league leaderboards. ... "You never want to say, 'I've hit rock bottom' or anything like that," Lincecum said, "but when things are going as bad as they are right now, you've got to go out there with the feeling like you've got nothing left to lose. Leave it out on the field. Whatever happens, happens. I have to erase this, (but) obviously remember it and use it to know what I don't want to go through again. It's been terrible.

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July 9, 2012  09:45 AM ET

No, Timmy. It hasn't been terrible; you have.

July 9, 2012  09:47 AM ET

This story is getting old.....

July 9, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This story is getting old.....

In the words of a very wise man....... "Stick a fork in him".....

July 9, 2012  10:01 AM ET

So he's this years John Lackey?

July 9, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Rock bottom? Maybe, maybe not. I do know that AJ Burnett outpitched Tim by a long shot for his 10th win with Pittsburgh. It would be great to see AJ get 20 wins for the Pirates. Tim Lincecum will eventually figure out what his issues are and adapt.

July 9, 2012  10:18 AM ET

He'll always have a career as a batting practice pitcher to fall back on.

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July 9, 2012  11:42 AM ET

Dead arm syndrome is pretty difficult to recover from.

July 9, 2012  01:34 PM ET

I seem to remember that he ran into a similar streak before, forget what year, but Timmy Boy came out of it!

July 9, 2012  03:15 PM ET

The Giants look like they have another Mark "The Bird" Fidrych on their hands.

July 9, 2012  03:24 PM ET

Reggie Jackson told to stay away from da Yankees because of his Comments!!!

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July 9, 2012  10:18 PM ET
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This guy has scared me for the last year and a half. I avoided him on my fantasy teams this year. I'm telling you, the weed will kill your brain cells.

I don't even smoke but do a little research and you'll know marijuana doesn't kill brain cells. And even if it did, I'm not sure how that would affect pitching performance. Idiotic comment.

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