Despite a mostly encouraging debut on June 18, Tim Lincecum’s comeback bid with the Los Angeles Angels has devolved into a disaster. Honestly, he just doesn’t look like a pitcher who belongs at the big league level, but that’s exactly where the Angels are likely to keep him. Lincecum has struggled to find consistency with any of his pitches.
For the first time since April 4, the Toronto Blue Jays are in first place in the AL East. This time though, they own it alone after leapfrogging the Baltimore Orioles by defeating them 9-1 at Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon. The win was the Blue Jays 16th in 22 games since July 1, when they were 5 1/2 games out of first place.