Re: In a quest for the Cy Young....One Manager does not read Reds Zone...
It looks like the high pitch counts finally caught up with Lincecum tonight. Going back to August 17th, he had pitch counts of 119, 115, and 132 in three straight starts. He followed that by having one of his worst starts of the season (five runs in five innings). After receiving an extra day of rest he come back and pitched well in his next three starts but had pitch counts of 127, 138, and 118 as Bruce Bochy rode him hard in an effort to enhance Lincecum's chances of winning the NL Cy Young. Tonight Lincecum responded by having his worst start of the season (4.1 IP, 6 runs, 5 BB/9 K). Aside from the long-term injury ramifications, working Lincecum extra hard may have cost him the Cy Young.
I miss Adam Dunn.