RECORDS & AWARDS
Tim Lincecum's fastball was back Wednesday but something is missing for struggling Giants ace
May 10, 2012Richmond High School
LOS ANGELES – Tim Lincecum had his fastball Wednesday night, and while life is usually more complicated than that, it doesn't have to be.
Almost nothing cuts through the hardball miasma like the well-placed, steaming fastball. It is the resolution to pitcher-catcher indecision. It is the dragon that stirs, threatening, in a hitter's subconscious. It is the saber in a pitcher's psyche. And, it is what helped drive Lincecum to two Cy Young Awards by the time he was 25.