Tim Lincecum will be part of Giants playoff rotation

Ezra Shaw - Getty Images

Though Lincecum has struggled this season, he will still figure into the Giants playoff rotation heading into their NL Divisional series

As reported by CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum will be in the starting rotation when the postseason begins. He just won't be in the normal position he's accustomed to filling when the postseason rolls around.

With a 10-15 record and 5.18 ERA, Lincecum has not pitched like the Lincecum of old. Matt Cain has taken over as the team's ace and will most likely get the ball in Game 1 of their first playoff series.

It doesn't matter much to Lincecum.

"As long as I'm included," Lincecum said.

Lincecum learned from the team that he will be in the rotation somewhere against the Cincinnati Reds or Washington Nationals in the NL Divisional series.

"You've got to go with the guys who've been having great years and obviously Bumgarner, Vogelsong, Cain obviously, are going to be the guys, but if I can just find my way in there and just do what I can when I can, that's all that matters to me."

Barry Zito also figures into the playoff rotation as well. One thing the Giants don't have to worry about is having options, which is a good thing.

The Giants are the National League West champions and finish the regular season with a three-game series against the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.