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.