( How's that for an Tim adjective? Extra credit if you know it without looking it up. Bet you can figure it out.)
Young Mr. Lincecum continues to mock traditional baseball wisdom. Pitchers are suppose to hate facing the same team in two consecutive outings, especially young pitchers. Apparently Tim did not get that memo. This time it was 8 innings, 5 hits, one walk (oops!), and a DOZEN STRIKEOUTS. Oh yeah, NO RUNS. That makes a lovely 16 innings of work: ZERO runs, TWENTY-FIVE K's K's, and ONE walk (oops!). A wonderful way to get a feel for Tim's dominance is to watch the post-game video highlight. I absolutely LOVE the sense of awe ( which later has hints of resignation ) in the voices of the Arizona announcers. (Note to self: I hope I never get jaded about our new superstar...and I pledge to never let my readers ( both of you ) lose touch with the miracle that is Tim. Amen.)
Another benefit of watching this super condensed video is that you really get a sense of how devasting his changeup has become. Yet, Mike Krukow made the comment that Tim has four strikeout pitches. Isn't that a over-statement? Two for sure, and the curve can be nasty, so I buy three. But what is the third? I thought he only had one type of fastball. What did I miss?
Photo credit: I wonder if Tim dreams about snakes and what does that mean? Look here for answers.