Tim Lincecum allowed three homers last night for the first time

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Tim Lincecum made his 150th career start last night and lost to the Cubs, serving up three homers for the first time in five seasons.

Even after the Cubs took him deep three times Lincecum still has the lowest rate of homers per nine innings among all active pitchers with at least 150 career starts:

TIM LINCECUM       0.58
Chad Billingsley   0.66
Tim Hudson         0.72
Derek Lowe         0.72
Roy Halladay       0.74

On the flip side, here are the all-time leaders in allowing three or more homers in a game:

Jamie Moyer        31
Jack Morris        30
Robin Roberts      29
Jose Lima          26
Warren Spahn       24

And there’s a decent chance Jamie Moyer will add to his total before Lincecum serves up three homers for a second time.

Blake Wood has a damaged UCL

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Angels reliever Blake Wood underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament. Wood will seek further opinions before a course of treatment is decided. Tommy John surgery is a possibility.

Wood, 32, had been on a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire and has been on the disabled list since April 22. Prior to the injury, Wood compiled a 2.31 ERA with a 10/7 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.

Keynan Middleton recently underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a damaged UCL, so it’s not been a great time to be a member of the Angels’ bullpen.