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Bochy saving Posey from Lincecum?

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08:17 AM ET 04.10 | Tuesday was another rough night for Tim Lincecum, but not for the Giants or Buster Posey, who sat out the game. [Manager Bruce Bochy] readily admitted he has not ruled out a personal-catching situation involving Hector Sanchez and [Lincecum]. "I could," Bochy said. "It's always an option. Now, I don't want to get into a situation where I have to sit Buster or Brandon Belt. I don't think there's anything wrong with your regular guy getting days off and the backup catches the same guy." ... I really get the sense this has more to do with Bochy not wanting Posey to get beaten up catching a pitcher who throws so many balls in the dirt, often on purpose. As you'll recall, Sanchez was a human pin-cushion last year.

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April 10, 2013  09:23 AM ET

He got lit up..... 9.0 ERA for the game.... 7 Ks - but - 4 BB with 4 hits - all at the right time.....

April 10, 2013  09:46 AM ET

After Timmy's stellar performance in last year's playoffs, Giants fans were all hoping he'd be able to keep that momentum going and put last season behind him. I guess we all have that answer now. The question on the table shouldn't be rather they run Posey out there on Timmy's starts, but whether Timmy should be starting at all.

April 10, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Who the heck made up the title for this story? It doesn't even make sense. At first I thought it should have been that he was saving Posey FOR Lincecum, which would make sense, but after reading the story I wonder "saving him from what from Lincecum"? Saving him from kicking his butt for sucking so bad? If you click on the link to the Chronicle, it doesn't even mention that title so the interns must make that crap up.

April 10, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He got lit up..... 9.0 ERA for the game.... 7 Ks - but - 4 BB with 4 hits - all at the right time.....

Indeed. He was not good.

April 10, 2013  11:55 AM ET

Lincecum does better job as a reliever, until he gets his right pitching stuff,

April 10, 2013  11:57 AM ET

the giants still could win as many games with Lincecum as a reliever though!!!

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April 10, 2013  01:21 PM ET

Fair enough. I missed it. Thanks.

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April 11, 2013  01:38 PM ET

It's pretty amazing a little body throwing high 90's for a few years.. Along comes the tougher drug testing and suddenly he loses his "lighning in a bottle".

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