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 an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix.  He also writes about film for KQED Arts.

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