Tim Lincecum's three-batter inning in Game 6 of the NLCS will not affect his start in the opening game of the World Series.
"I fully expect to make the start," Lincecum told MLB.com's Barry Bloom . "It's not like they told me to get ready for Game 1. They just said, 'Get ready for your next start.' So I think that's what they're talking about, yeah."
As if facing Roy Halladay twice in the NLCS wasn't a tall enough task, Lincecum will face Cliff Lee in the opener of the World Series on Wednesday.
Linecum is 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA in four appearances and three starts. Lincecum gave up two hits, striking out one, in one-third of an inning in Saturday's clincher. Saturday had been Lincecum's bullpen day, but he didn't throw earlier in the day in anticipation of throwing in relief in Game 6.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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