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December 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
If Tim Lincecum is related to Samson, we will find out soon enough. After years of having long, flowing hair, the San Francisco Giants pitcher has gotten a haircut. Jake Gravbrot, a hair stylist in Seattle, tweeted the news Dec. 9 and there are various pictures on Twitter showing Lincecum with short hair. Lincecum, of course, won two consecutive Cy Young Awards (2008-09) for the Giants after growing his hair long. He had an off season in 2012. Will he totally fall apart without the long hair?
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April 15, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Maybe it just had to be a taxing loss. In a game that took nearly five hours, went 12 innings and used 15 pitchers, the Giants kept wasting scoring opportunities until they finally found their way to Dodgers reliever Brandon League. Then they finally won it when light-hitting backup catcher Hector Sanchez singled in the winning run for a 3-2 victory at AT&T Park. Brandon Crawford started the rally with a one-out single. Brandon Hicks hit a bouncer off the glove of Juan Uribe -- who otherwise was having a brilliant night -- but shortstop Hanley Ramirez was able to get to the ball to at least throw out Hicks.
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May 6, 2009 | Associated Press
San Francisco 6, at Chicago 2: Tim Lincecum gave up four hits over seven innings as the Giants ended the four-game winning streak of the Cubs, who rested five regulars. Milwaukee 8, at Pittsburgh 5: J.J. Hardy drove in four runs on three hits and the Brewers beat the Pirates for the 17th time in a row. New York 4, at Atlanta 3: Livan Hernandez earned only his fourth win in 25 starts against Atlanta. Philadelphia 10, at St.
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October 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Lincecum pitched a no-hitter last season. That apparently was enough for the San Francisco Giants to reward him with two-year, $35-million contract through the 2015 season. Either that or the Giants management was stuck in some sort of time warp when it reached the agreement -- which also includes a full no-trade clause -- with the pitcher who has spent all seven of his major league seasons in San Francisco but was due to become a free agent in the off-season. Lincecum won National League Cy Young Awards in 2008 and '09 and was a key reason the Giants won the World Series in 2010, posting earned-run averages of 2.62, 2.48 and 3.43 in those years.
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February 9, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Who is this man, and what has he done with Tim Lincecum? “You know, when I first saw him, I didn't recognize him to be honest with you," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy told the Associated Press on Friday. The Giants pitcher and two-time NL Cy Young winner shed his shaggy hair for a clean-cut look, but it doesn't stop there. He's also put on 10 pounds during off-season workouts. Instead of “The Freak,” maybe we should call him "The Professional. " Last year, Lincecum had one of the worst seasons of his six-year career, going 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA and 190 strikeouts in 33 starts over 186 innings.
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April 17, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Lincecum had his best start of the season Monday night. But, unfortunately for San Francisco Giants fans, that's not saying much. The two-time Cy Young Award winner had another rough start to a game, this time giving up four runs to the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning. Lincecum already has given up nine first-inning runs in three starts this season after giving up just eight in all of last year. He regained his composure against the Phillies, going six innings and giving up eight hits and five runs with six strikeouts and one walk.
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October 23, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tim Lincecum pitched a no-hitter last season. That apparently was enough for the San Francisco Giants to reward him with two-year, $35-million contract through the 2015 season. Either that or the Giants management was stuck in some sort of time warp when it reached the agreement -- which also includes a full no-trade clause -- with the pitcher who has spent all seven of his major league seasons in San Francisco but was due to become a free agent in the off-season. Lincecum won National League Cy Young Awards in 2008 and '09 and was a key reason the Giants won the World Series in 2010, posting earned-run averages of 2.62, 2.48 and 3.43 in those years.
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January 20, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum asked for a record $13 million in salary arbitration Tuesday, but the San Francisco Giants offered their ace $8 million. Lincecum is seeking the richest contract ever awarded in arbitration, surpassing the $10 million that Alfonso Soriano (2006) and Francisco Rodriguez (2008) received after losing cases and Ryan Howard received after winning his in 2008. If Lincecum and the Giants don't settle, an arbitration panel will hold a hearing next month and pick one of the salaries.
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October 22, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35-million, two-year contract through the 2015 season. The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal. General Manager Brian Sabean said when the season ended that among his priorities was bringing back the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, who also indicated he cherishes familiarity and wanted to stay with the only club he has known.
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February 13, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants avoided a potentially divisive salary arbitration hearing, reaching a preliminary agreement Friday on a $23-million, two-year contract that gives the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner a huge raise. The sides had been scheduled for a hearing Friday, and the lean right-hander with a high leg kick and stringy hair had asked for an arbitration-record $13 million. The Giants offered $8 million to the two-time All-Star, eligible for arbitration for the first time after making $650,000.
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October 22, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35-million, two-year contract through the 2015 season. The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal. General Manager Brian Sabean said when the season ended that among his priorities was bringing back the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, who also indicated he cherishes familiarity and wanted to stay with the only club he has known.
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June 26, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers must really be on a hot streak if Clayton Kershaw actually won a game. The Dodgers pushed their season-high winning streak to five games Wednesday, sweeping the San Francisco Giants with a 4-2 victory in front of 41,721 at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw had been doing his usual outstanding job of late, but had precious little to show for it. He had not won a game in his previous six starts (0-3) despite a 3.38 earned-run average. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 4, San Francisco 2 Kershaw earned his first victory since May 20 by holding the Giants to four hits in eight-plus innings.
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June 15, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Rocket fuel Roger Clemens would have smiled at the highlights from last week's fight night at Dodger Stadium. Not at the punching and shoving, mind you, but at the first bean ball - the one that hit Yasiel Puig in the face. Puig had hit .500 in his first eight games in the major leagues, with four home runs and 10 runs batted in. The Dodgers' phenom might have been a little too comfortable for Clemens, who probably would have welcomed him to the majors by buzzing him with a fastball, high and tight.
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May 18, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Giant vulnerability? The San Francisco Giants rode their starting pitchers to two World Series championships in three years, and starters renowned for their health are at it again. None of the Giants' five starters has missed a turn this season. They have not missed a lot of bats, either. Ryan Vogelsong has an 8.06 earned-run average, the worst of any major league starter. Matt Cain has a 5.43 ERA, and he has given up the most home runs in the majors. This is stunning, considering the relative talent and the home parks involved: The Giants' starters have a higher ERA than the Colorado Rockies' starters.
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April 27, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
There is a discolored mess on the brick wall behind center field at AT&T Park. The mess is what was left behind when a plaque honoring Barry Bonds and his all-time home run record mysteriously vanished. The San Francisco Giants say they'll put up a new one. We could not help thinking back to the winter of 2006-07, with Bonds on the verge of setting the record. The Giants signed Barry Zito - for the most money ever given to a pitcher at that time - and declared the face of the team henceforth would be the smiling Zito, not the scowling Bonds.
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February 9, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Who is this man, and what has he done with Tim Lincecum? “You know, when I first saw him, I didn't recognize him to be honest with you," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy told the Associated Press on Friday. The Giants pitcher and two-time NL Cy Young winner shed his shaggy hair for a clean-cut look, but it doesn't stop there. He's also put on 10 pounds during off-season workouts. Instead of “The Freak,” maybe we should call him "The Professional. " Last year, Lincecum had one of the worst seasons of his six-year career, going 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA and 190 strikeouts in 33 starts over 186 innings.
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October 9, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez and Kevin Baxter
Tim Lincecum hasn't pitched on short rest in his major league career, but the San Francisco Giants might ask him to do so in Game 4 of the National League division series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday. The Giants have not announced their Game 4 starter, which will either be Lincecum or 21-year-old rookie Madison Bumgarner . "I probably will say before the game tomorrow," Manager Bruce Bochy said, referring to Game 3 Sunday. "But I may change that, wait till after the game just to see how the game goes.
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May 9, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
This is tough way to go, not that anyone around Chavez Ravine is complaining. Tim Lincecum keeps pitching very well against the Dodgers and keeps losing. That's a difficult combo to pull off, but the Giants' two-time Cy Young winner has been pulling it off with great regularity. Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, Lincecum stumbled for one inning, and it led to a 6-2 Dodgers victory before an announced crowd of 33,993. In his last six starts against the Dodgers, Lincecum has a 2.52 ERA -- and is 0-4. Lincecum has been having issues well beyond the Dodgers this season (2-3, 5.89 ERA)
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December 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
If Tim Lincecum is related to Samson, we will find out soon enough. After years of having long, flowing hair, the San Francisco Giants pitcher has gotten a haircut. Jake Gravbrot, a hair stylist in Seattle, tweeted the news Dec. 9 and there are various pictures on Twitter showing Lincecum with short hair. Lincecum, of course, won two consecutive Cy Young Awards (2008-09) for the Giants after growing his hair long. He had an off season in 2012. Will he totally fall apart without the long hair?
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October 28, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
DETROIT - The chant started loud and got louder, grown men hopping up and down in a pack, chanting a single syllable, over and over. HOO! HOO! HOO! It was 20 days ago that the San Francisco Giants first faced extinction, 20 days ago that Hunter Pence spoke up for the first time. His inspirational speeches turned into dugout pep rallies, with the players gathering before the game and chanting themselves into a frenzy. HOO! HOO! HOO! The Giants chanted one last time this season, this time with a prop.
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