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Tim Lincecum scratched due to finger blister

Mar 2, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

Tim Lincecum AP

Tim Lincecum will be held out of his start Saturday against the Cubs because of a finger blister, with Yusmeiro Petit slated to pitch in his place.

While Jon Heyman, for one, is playing this up as a sort of an annual event, this is the first time in his career that Lincecum has ever needed to be scratched due to a blister. The only previous time he’s  admitted to a blister issue was after Game 1 of the NLDS in 2010, and he pitched through it then. Of course, he may well have done the same today had it been a regular-season start. Lincecum said he planned to play catch today and miss only the one outing.

So, if you see Lincecum in the grocery store loading up on pickles this week, don’t simply assume it’s because he has the munchies. He probably just wants the brine.

  1. escapingexile - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    With all that money, you’d think the guy would invest in a roach clip so he doesn’t burn his fingers.

    • jwbiii - Mar 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      I was thinking a wooden bowl, but an alligator clip would good, too.

  2. stercuilus65 - Mar 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Another disastrous campaign awaits timmy…

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