The Giants have lost nine of the last 11 games, including a horrible defeat against Cincinnati on Monday night.
Lincecum has struggled this season and most people think he’s could have a better use if he starts playing as a reliever.
“It’s not like I don’t think ahead,” he said. “I think ahead about a lot of things in my life. I just don’t think ahead in that way. … I’m more a here-and-now kind of guy. We’re in a fun division. It seems someone different is on top every year, and we’re right there. I’ll play this season to its end and try to see what happens.”
Lincecum is 4-8 this season with a 4.64.
The Reds have a better record than the Giants but have also had problems recently. They are 4-8 this over the last 12 games.
Homer Bailey can’t brag about his record either; he’s 4-6 this season with a 3.88 ERA. At his best, the Cincinnati Reds right-hander can be breathtaking, but usually drives most people crazy because he can’t get the easiest deals done.
The Reds are -166 favorites for this Tuesday matchup in the moneyline, and the Giants are listed +150.