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Tim Lincecum allowed three homers last night for the first time

Aug 30, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum made his 150th career start last night and lost to the Cubs, serving up three homers for the first time in five seasons.

Even after the Cubs took him deep three times Lincecum still has the lowest rate of homers per nine innings among all active pitchers with at least 150 career starts:

TIM LINCECUM       0.58
Chad Billingsley   0.66
Tim Hudson         0.72
Derek Lowe         0.72
Roy Halladay       0.74

On the flip side, here are the all-time leaders in allowing three or more homers in a game:

Jamie Moyer        31
Jack Morris        30
Robin Roberts      29
Jose Lima          26
Warren Spahn       24

And there’s a decent chance Jamie Moyer will add to his total before Lincecum serves up three homers for a second time.

  1. kopy - Aug 30, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    One of my favorite quirky baseball stats is: (# of home runs Moyer has given up) * (average length, in time, of a home run trot) = total amount of time Moyer has spent standing on the mound waiting for a batter to round the bases after a home run.

    The reason I liked it is because it was estimated to be about 2 and a half hours. That’s a long time to suffer through such a feeling.

  2. mvpolamalu - Aug 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Jaime moyer is recovering from tommy john and is 49 going on fifty! I dont think he will throw enough pitches to give up 3 homers

  3. granted42 - Aug 30, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    The problem with Lincecum giving up 3 homers in a game is that even if they’re solo shots, he’s allowed more runs than his team can score in a game.

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