Giants fans were forced to endure a case of Deja Oh My God! yesterday when Oakland’s Collin Cowgill slid head first into Tim Lincecum at home plate, knocking him on his side. Lincecum was covering home on a wild pitch.

Lincecum left the game at the end of the inning, though Bruce Bochy said he pulled him because of his pitch count. Lincecum said he has a hyperextended thumb on his left hand, which he described as “nothing bad.”

The A’s won the game 6-2, avoiding a three-game sweep at AT&T Park. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young winner, is now 2-4 with a 6.04 ERA.

Last year, right around this time, as you may recall with utter horror, Buster Posey’s leg was broken when the Marlins’ Scott Cousins crashed into him on a play at the plate, sending Posey to the disabled list for the rest of the season. You can relive that stomach-turning moment here.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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