San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum was forced to exit Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies after being struck in the arm by a line drive, suffering a right forearm contusion.

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Lincecum Leaves After Less Than 2 Innings

Saturday, June 27

After the Giants beat the Rockies 7-5, manager Bruce Bochy said x-rays on Lincecum were negative, but he may miss time since the injury occurred to his pitching arm, per Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. Pavlovic added Lincecum expects to be sore for a few days. 

“I was lucky”, said Lincecum about not suffering a worse injury, per San Jose Mercury News reporter Andrew Baggarly.  

Lincecum allowed three earned runs in 1.2 innings while giving up four hits and walking two. He quickly made his way back to the dugout after the play, according to Baggarly.

Lincecum was already struggling this month heading into this start. He had a 6.62 ERA in four outings and gave up five runs in less than two innings his last time out against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Now it’s unclear when he’ll take the mound again for San Francisco. The fact that he didn’t at least try to see if he could pitch through the pain isn’t a positive sign for his status.   


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