Sean Gallagher – did not get a decision in his last outing against the White Sox, but learned some valuable lessons. The right-hander gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings, and matched a season high with eight strikeouts. He also threw a season-high 121 pitches. He got an earful from Lou Piniella in the second inning, and settled down. He escaped a tough jam in the fifth when the Sox had two on and one out, and struck out the next two batters. He’s still going through growing pains.
- A late-inning reliever or mid-rotation starter.
- Has great stuff and can rack up strikeouts with relative ease. Is well suited for short relief, but can also start if needed.
- Is still a little too wild for a short relief role, and he needs to improve his command in order to maximize his big-league potential.
- 0-0, 3.75 in last 12 IP
- Pitch Usage – Fastball (69%), Curve (19%), Slider (11%), Changeup (2%)
Tim Lincecum – After one of his worst starts of the year against Kansas City, Lincecum had his best game of the season in his last outing, against the cross-bay A?s. In seven innings, Lincecum allowed no runs on five hits. He tied a season high with 11 strikeouts and threw strikes on 77 of his 116 pitches. It was his third double-digit strikeout game of the year.
- Has excellent heat, tremendous deception and an almost picture-perfect delivery that may avoid injuries over time. Is a pure strikeout artist.
- Has to answer durability questions, mainly due to his slight frame (5-11, 170 pounds). Needs to keep the ball in the park with greater frequency.
- A budding star pitcher.
- 1-0, 4.26 in last 19 IP
- Pitch Usage – Fastball (68%), Changeup (13%), Curve (10%), Slider (9%)