This is a 1* free play on Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night (10:15 ET).
For this play I'm going to concentrate solely on the starting pitching. Juan Nicasio gets the call for the Rockies. Nicasio looked decent in his first start in the Majors since 2012 vs. the Brewers on Wednesday, giving up two runs off seven hits over six frames in his team's 7-3 victory. I'm not convinced in Nicasio though, as it was in fact his first win since last April. It's not easy to win in the Majors. Just ask Nicasio's counterpart Tim Lincecum. Lincecum gave up a career-worst seven walks, but overcame the adversity to gut out a hard-fought victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday, giving up just two unearned runs off three hits over five frames in the eventual 5-3 victory. He'd finish with four K's (note that Lincecum posted a 4.15 ERA at home last year). There are two camps when it comes to Lincecum. Either you believe his best days are behind him, or you feel that the polarizing right-hander still has some gas left in the tank. I guess I'm in the middle. While I certainly wouldn't bet on Lincecum every night, I do think this is a very favorable matchup and situation for the beleaguered hurler, and believe the talent discrepancy on the mound today justifies laying this mid-sized price. What do you think?