Tim is not that guy any more
That says to me that he's in a serious decline. He's not the same pitcher any longer.
Here's what Steve Kroner said in his game story --
Manager Bruce Bochy called Lincecum's Friday performance "an improved outing."
"He got better as he went," Bochy said of Lincecum. "He did give us seven innings. Overall, I said he was OK. Was he great? It's hard to say that when you do give up four, but there was bad luck mixed in that."
Lefty Malo wrote a few weeks ago that the time had come to put Tim in the bullpen but that was before Ryan Vogelsong got hurt. It's obvious that whatever he had that made him so special in 2007-11 has gone.