Lincecum return on the Angels throwing more Two-Seamers than Four-Seamers for the first time in his career, and it didn't work well as the pitch allowed 37.1% liners and a .366 BAA.
8.8% Thrown 73.3 MPH
Lincecum's deuce may be the most unchanged pitch of all in his repertoire, though across the small sample it earned his lowest whiff and chase rates in his career.
6.8% Thrown 80.9 MPH
Lincecum used to have plenty of success with his Slider, but its lower velocity makes it easier for batters to handle, even if it has more overall movement, especially when batters aren't scared of his heater anymore.
41.9% Thrown 81.3 MPH
In Lincecum's comeback attempt last season, he bumped his Changeup usage mightily after holding a career 18.6% usage rate prior. While it still got a good amount of whiffs (18.3%), he simply didn't have the ability to avoid damage as batters held a staggering 1.015 OPS against the pitch.