"He is a little bit of an enigma," Bochy said of the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner. "His stuff is there. He has really good innings. He's just in a rut where at the critical part of a game, he makes a mistake."
Bochy joined the consensus -- which includes Lincecum himself -- in saying that fastball command, or lack of it, has hampered the right-hander most.
"That's the pitch that gets away from him sometimes," Bochy said. "That's probably the most important pitch to command."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Andrew Owens is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.