Friday, June 24, 2011

Line of the Day: June 23rd, 2011

Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants struck out 12 and allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings of the Giants 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. It was the fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season and 30th of Lincecum's career.

Line: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K; W, QS

My fantasy perspective: Lincecum had been struggling in June, going 0-2 in four starts with a 7.59 ERA and averaging less than six innings per start. Those kinds of numbers probably caused him to get traded in many leagues. Well look at him now!

You know what you're getting when you draft a player such as Lincecum and there are going to be rough stretches to overcome. His wins may be down this season (on pace for 13) but he'll get you the 200-250 strikeouts you were hoping for out of the second pitcher drafted with an ADP of 14.8 in ESPN leagues.

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