5 surprising San Francisco Giants players that are willing the team back to life

By Kit Duggan
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Apr 10, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) walks off the field after the fifth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Lincecum

Attentive readers of Around the Foghorn may be familiar with my take on Tim Lincecum’s rise from the ashes. A trade scenario is obviously doubtful, and Giants fans are clearly attached to the latest upswing in Lincecum’s career trajectory.

In truth, they have legitimate cause to be excited because “The Freak” looks truly menacing on the mound this season.

With Lincecum, the numbers speak louder than any generic rhetoric about how he’s masterfully adapted to become more of a finesse pitcher. Currently, he’s riding an impressive 15-inning scoreless streak while posting a delectable 2.00 ERA and 1.194 WHIP.

I’m still not convinced that Lincecum will retain this sparkling form, but until he proves me right, thrilled spectators and shocked media personalties will continue to breathe life into the “Tim Lincecum Hype Movement” of 2015.