Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Teaser Tim

One of the most exciting aspects of superstud pitchers, like our own Tim Lincecum, is the possibility of a show-stopping performance. You know, complete game, shutout, 10+ strikeout type stuff. For the first six innings, that was just what Tim delivered...one hit shutout ball. Crisp. Electric. Hell, it would have made Juan Marichal proud. He was ahead of everybody and flashed a changeup that had that ol' magic. Then the seventh inning happened: triple, homer, K, single, K, and then the one that ended his evening, a triple to some Abreu on a crappy 1-2 pitch. All of sudden no more Juan...more like Armando. Rarely will you see such a quick turn around from Tim; hard to fathom, perhaps he just ran out of gas. Regardless, it was plenty good enough to get his THIRTEENTH WIN, thanks to some big time slugging and slick relief pitching. His line:
6.2 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs, 0 walks, and ELEVEN strikeouts

So close, maybe next time. What a tease!

Special kudos to Javier Lopez. Our new "loogy" was asked to get 4 outs tonight, including a righty. No sweat...they barely touched it! He has been nasty since day one. Truly a good looking pickup for the stretch drive.


Anonymous said...

Timmeh looked fabulous. Jose Guillen really should not be there everyday in RF. I bet that Nate would have turned that into an out (or at least not a freaking triple). The home run was on him though but NO WALKS! He's been looking good. September is a fine month, damn fine. Go Giants!

M.C. O'Connor said...

That's a good-hitting team and Tim made them look bad. It was a great performance.

Padres won behind Mat Latos. That guy can't stay perfect forever, but we certainly can't expect the piece of shit Dodgers to do anything. They are done, done, done.

Brother Bob said...

Please please please let Tim pitch great 3 times in a row. I'm so psyched about going to SD this weekend.