dracovonborax wrote: am a little worried about the extended innings on Tim with the WS. i remember having Hamels a couple years ago when they played in the WS and he was bad the year after.
Hamels had extremely high expectations the following year and couldn't live up to that. Lincecum has already reached and surpassed those. Hamels was the only decent SP on that staff the following year until trading/FA's etc. He bombed b/c he was their only legit SP at that time. Look how he has done since Lee was on his team, and then even better when Halladay joined him. He was very inexperienced and not ready to claim the #1. Now, he has no pressure and someone with more experience to harness the emotions.
Lincecum has risen above all that, he's been the clear cut #1 on that team for a couple years now. If you are worried about Lincecum throwing extra IP's, were you worried last year when Halladay threw extra innings b/c of the post season...just saying.