SAN DIEGO -- Tim Lincecum said he understands that no pitcher with a 10-15 record and 5.18 ERA can expect to be considered a playoff ace.
"As long as I'm included," Lincecum said.
He will be. Lincecum said the Giants have informed him that he will slot somewhere in the starting rotation for the NL Division Series that will begin Oct. 6 at AT&T Park against either the Cincinnati Reds or Washington Nationals.
Lincecum also said he'd be "OK with anything" when asked point-blank if he'd have a problem if told that he must throw to Buster Posey instead of Hector Sanchez, who has become his personal catcher.
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