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Lincecum Dealing With Blister…Again

By Bryan Rose

Oh boy.

Anybody remember that lovely blister issue Tim Lincecum dealt with earlier in the season? Well, it’s back. It’s like the baseball version of herpes.

The Giants medical staff feels they’ve got the blister on Lincecum’s pitching hand under control and he’s still in line for his Game 1 start, but, you have to wonder how it may effect Tim – not only in Game 1 but further into the series. Will he be able to pitch on short rest with the blister acting up? Bochy confirmed that had the Giants faced elimination in Game 4 of the NLDS, Lincecum who was expected to start in that situation would have been “iffy” to go because of the blister that reemerged in Game 1 of that series.

Anybody have some penicillin? Kill that bubbly sucker.