5 worthy San Francisco Giants who won’t make the 2015 All-Star team
May 25, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) waits for umpires to decide Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Khris Davis (not pictured) touched home plate after hitting a home run in the first inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
If not for his last few starts, Tim Lincecum might be primed to start the 2015 All-Star game.
Unfortunately, Giants fans will probably have to settle for “good” but not “great” from Lincecum this season. With the pitching rotation in relative disarray, Lincecum’s resurgence has been a pleasant surprise. With that said, it’s still too early to proclaim that he’s returned to All-Star caliber form.
Earlier in the year, Lincecum seemed to attack the inside part of the plate with renewed gusto. Lately, he’s returned to his habit of nibbling around the strike-zone, hoping that opposing hitters will chase his off-speed pitches. With Timmy, his confidence has always been crucial, and he hasn’t displayed the same swagger during his last few starts.
Will Lincecum ever return to the All-Star game? It’s possible, but I don’t see him being honored with a selection this season. However, with Bruce Bochy getting the final say on the NL’s stable of All-Star pitchers, he may just bring The Freak along to boost his fragile confidence.
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