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Lincoln Gaining Confidence on the Mound

Lincoln Gaining Confidence on the Mound

Right-hander Brad Lincoln has been solid out of the 'pen - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Brad Lincoln has looked dramatically different on the bump in 2012 then the version Pittsburgh saw last season. Lincoln made 12 appearances (eight starts) with the Pirates in 2011, where he bounced back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen. Although Lincoln has been used primarily in relief (one spot start), he has been dominant for Pittsburgh so far.

Something changed for the 27-year-old while making a start in Los Angeles in one of his final outings to end the 2011 season. Lincoln was removed from the game after tossing just 1.2 innings, and being charged with six runs on eight hits. That learning experience has had a positive effect on the right...

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