June 12 would be a big day as Tim Lincecum is set to debut as the Los Angeles Angels’ pitcher. Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times has posted on Twitter about the news and ESPN confirmed the report. Currently he is on an extended spring training at the Angels’ Salt Lake affiliate.
Before his debut on June 12, Lincecum will have a start on June 2 in Tacoma and on June 7 in Reno with the triple-A Angels team. This would be in preparation for his debut against the Cleveland Indians on June 12 at Angel Stadium.
Lincecum remains impressive, clocking in throws of up to 89 mph. While it might be below his 94 mph average he once did, it has been observed by Josh Mayhood of SB Nation that he can still make hitters miss with that speed. The Angels will need much of that from him when they face the Indians.
Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register posted on Twitter that Lincecum is on an extended spring training, as Calisports News has said. This would help him to get his rhythm going before the game against the Indians. With the Angels having some of its players injured, he would be a welcome addition to the team.
“I know I’m not going to blow the doors off,” Lincecum says of his pitches. Though it would still be a few weeks before his start on June 12, his extended training as well as games with the Triple-A team would help much for the season.
Lincecum will remain with the Triple-A team until June 7. How much he would make a difference to the Angels would soon be seen. Lincecum feels confident though that he will have much to give to the Angels’ cause. That is what the team is hoping for when he finally comes out for them on June 12.
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