Sunday, July 13, 2008

Timely Tim

Tim Lincecum stepped up at a big time for the Giants today. By totally controlling the best team in the league, Tim stopped yet another losing streak and saved his teammates the discomfort of four days off as COMPLETE LOSERS. The Enchanter was in rare form; yielding only 5 singles, one double, and one walk while recording 9 strikeouts. The numbers don't capture Tim's ability to get the big out at the big time (something I fear I harp on). Today it was a 10 pitch battle against Fukudome to end the the seventh (strikeout swinging) and, of course, Ramirez to end the eighth (double play groundout). I had a real moment of concern when Tim gave up two infield hits in front of Ramirez...3 run homers have killed us this week, Tim included...but I should have known better. It really is all different when Lincecum is on the mound.

WOOHOO!!! I am taking a break, .....starting right now


M.C. O'Connor said...

It was a dominating start for our All-Star. Wow! He just kept coming up with big pitches late in the game to seal it. Very, very impressive, especially against a great hitting team at home! Check this out: Jayson Stark at ESPN picks Our Tim as his "1st half Cy Young" winner.

Anonymous said...

Brother Bob:
Don't you you just love that offensive one-two punch of Vizquel and Lincecum?