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Tim Kawakami: San Francisco Giants might yet need Lincecum in NLCS

SAN FRANCISCO Right about now, the Giants could use somebody to pitch exactly the way Tim Lincecum did in the 2012 playoffs, and who knows, that might even be Tim Lincecum. Well, theoretically. It is interesting to consider, isn't it? Yes, Lincecum is one of the Giants' 12 available pitchers in this National League Championship Series against St. Louis tied 1-1 heading into Tuesday's Game 3 at AT&T Park. Except Lincecum is the only one of the 12 whom manager Bruce Bochy hasn't used in seven Giants playoff games. Coincidentally, the Giants bullpen sometimes seems about one arm short when it is matched up against St. Louis' deep list of hitters. Hmm, is there...

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