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Tim Lincecum acts out career trajectory on Coors Field mound

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth with a runner on first, one out, and Charlie Blackmon at the plate, Tim Lincecum did this.

That balked the runner to second, allowing him to score on a subsequent single by the opposing pitcher. In total, Lincecum gave up six runs in five innings in the game to inflate his season ERA to 4.70. Since the start of 2012 he has posted a 5.07 ERA in 239 2/3 innings. Coming into this season, I thought his free agency after this season would be fascinating, but now I'm beginning to think it will just be depressing.

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