Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Injured Tim !?!

That is a title that I was not supposed to use.

At exactly 6:36 pm, many of us felt a shooting pain in our right leg. Douchebag Brad Aumus lined a 3-1 pitch off of The Enchanter. The ball deflected over for an out, but Tim's night was done. Four and a third innings, 76 pitches, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 7 strikeouts...shit, it was going to be yet another fine outing. I did not see it, but the description of Lincecum limping off on his own power was disturbing enough. We can all take solace in the fact that it is not Tim's arm....that's a big key. Hopefully, it will be a big bruise, maybe a missed turn, and then all will again be Timiliscious.

(Also, it makes me oh so very nervous every minute we are closer to the signing deadline...I was scared of Posey's demands from the start so I'm in a bit of a panic now. Of course that panic is so old news now, I can't hardly believe it...)


M.C. O'Connor said...

Word is Tim was taken from the ballpark to get X-rays on his knee (that's where the ball hit him).

Let' shope they are merely "precautionary."

Brother Bob said...

From today's Giants website:

Giants ace Tim Lincecum sustained a bone bruise Tuesday night when Brad Ausmus' line drive struck him on the side of his right knee during the fifth inning of San Francisco's 12-4 loss to the Houston Astros. X-rays taken at a hospital near Minute Maid Park revealed no fracture, and Lincecum was said to be walking freely upon returning to the stadium late in the game.

The lad now leads the NL in ERA, as well as strikeouts. Assuming this injury isn't a setback, he is indeed a valid Cy Young contender.