The best road courses in auto racing pale beside the twists and turns that baseball provides from one season to the next, or even one moment to the next.

So many fans have bemoaned Tim Lincecum's struggles and wondered if the Giants would be in first place if only he were the Timmy of old. On Wednesday, Lincecum takes the mound at AT&T Park with a chance to give the people what they want.

The Dodgers' lead in the National League West is down to one game after they fell to the Giants and Ryan Vogelsong 2-0 Tuesday night.