Here is the opening to my Tuesday column about Barry Zito and the Giants:

CINCINNATI — As the sun set over Great American Ballpark on Monday, the discussion between Giants manager Bruce Bochy and the media was 100 percent hypothetical.

Try to follow this. If the Giants do not get eliminated from the Division Series when Ryan Vogelsong gets the start in Game 3, then Barry Zito will pitch Game 4 on Wednesday night, another elimination game. When you are down 2-zip in a best-of-five series, every game is an elimination game. This discussion about Zito and Game 4 is hypothetical because, if the Giants lose Game 3, Game 4 never will happen.

To read the full column, click here.

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  1. Stan

    It wasn’t much more then a year ago that the bronze statue of Tim Lincecum in front of the Giant’s ballpark was a sure thing, slam dunk, for the future.

    October 9th, 2012 10:58 am

  2. lameduck

    Maybe coming out of the pen is what it will take to get Timmy back in the groove. I’m excited about this series. I’d rather be an underdog than the favorite. It’s more fun to chase and this is fun!

    October 9th, 2012 11:52 am

  3. Neal

    Nice column Lowell, Timmy needs to just do it.

    October 18th, 2012 8:47 am

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