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Game 25/162, 5/4/2012; Giants catcher Buster Posey talks to starting pitcher Tim Lincecum during the first inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers after Lincecum allowed 3 runs.

Game 24/162, 5/3/2012; Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong talks to his catcher, Buster Posey, during the first inning of the game against the Marlins. The Marlins would go on to win the game 3-2.

Game 10/162, 4/16/2012; Starter TIm Lincecum is visited by pitching coach Dave Righetti and catcher Buster Posey during his start against the Philadelphia Phillies. Lincecum has had badk luck in his past 2 starts, and this one was no better, allowing 4 runs in the first inning.

Game 21/162, 4/28/2012; Although the shorter hair may make it deceptively so, Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum looked more like himself against the San Diego Padres, allowing only 3 runs in eight innings. Here his reaction is captured.

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No decision in fine outing or on Lincecum's future

Tim Lincecum talks with catcher Buster Posey during his seven-inning outing against the Dodgers. Photo: George Nikitin, Associated Press

Game 50/162, 5/30/2012; Giants starter Tim Lincecum looked better in his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but still didn't get the run support, as the Giants lost 4-1. This would be Lincecum's third straight loss, and his sixth of the season.

Game 8/162, 4/14/2012; It was another good outing for starting pitcher Barry Zito. The Giants won 4-3 against the Pirates.

Game 35/162, 5/15/2012; Giants starterTim Lincecum hurls to the Colorado Rockies during the first inning.

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2nd Series win proves Giants are tops

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey celebrates after striking out Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera for the final out of Game 4 of baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Detroit. The Giants won the game, 4-3, to win the series

Game 5/162, 4/11/2012; Manager Bruce Bochy removes starting pitcher Tim Lincecum after only 2.1 innings, the shortest start of his career (8 hits, 6 ERs).

Game 26/162, 5/5/2012; Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers. Giants would hang on to win 5-2.

Game 47/162, 5/27/2012; Giants Melky Cabrera hits a solo homerun in the first inning against the Miami Marlins. The Giants would go on to win 3-2.

Game 3/162, 4/8/2012; Buster Posey swings wide and gets a home run in the 3rd inning against the Diamondbacks.

Game 54/162, 6/4/2012; Giants catcher Buster Posey gets congrats from his team mates after the win and the series sweep against the Chicago Cubs. Posey scored 2 of the 3 runs in the game, helping the Giants win, 3-2.