Sportsbetting on the San Francisco Giants took a hit on Tuesday as starting pitcher Tim Lincecum was scratched due to a lower back injury.
Lincecum is one of the best pitchers in the game and gets a lot of respect in sports betting online odds at the sportsbook.
Sportsbetting should have Lincecum back on the sports book odds board this weekend as the Giants face the Dodgers in a huge National League West series. Manager Bruce Bochy said that last year’s National League Cy Young winner might rejoin the rotation this weekend. "Really, we want him as soon as he’s available," Bochy said. "It’s important for us, the sooner he gets out there and to get as many starts as he can get." San Francisco really can’t afford for Lincecum to miss even one start or they will suffer in sportsbetting. They trail the Rockies in the Wild Card race as sports betting online had it and Colorado doesn’t look to be missing a beat in sportsbetting results.
Sportsbetting has the injury suffered by Lincecum as a muscle spasm. Lincecum will be re-evaluated on Friday but probably won’t pitch until Sunday. Lincecum is tied with Matt Cain for the team lead in wins with 13 as sportsbetting stats show. He led the National League in strikeouts (233) and innings pitched (2001/3) and was second in ERA (2.34) as sports betting online had it. "Hopefully it will calm down and he’ll be all right," Cain said. "It’s definitely a little bit scary for everybody. It sounds as if it’s not too serious. That’s reassuring."
The next couple of sportsbetting weeks will probably decide the Giants fate in the National League and they simply must have Lincecum in the rotation. "Basically, they said he just needs a couple of days, 24 to 36 hours, in that area," Bochy said. "Then we’ll re-evaluate where we’re at with him and put him back in the rotation."
The Giants goal is for Lincecum to start Sunday’s sportsbetting home game against the Dodgers. If they pitch Lincecum in sportsbetting against the Dodgers it would mean he would not pitch in the sports betting online series against Colorado next sportsbetting week. The Giants might hold him out on Sunday just so he is ready for the sportsbetting series against the Rockies. The series against Colorado next week could be the most important one of the sportsbook season for San Francisco.