The Chicago Cubs had no illusions about their chances against Tim Lincecum. They had a lineup that featured Lee and Fukudome and nobody else. We are talking pinch-hitting depth today. I guess its a good day to rest when The Franchise's spot in the rotation rolls around, but this was ridiculous. However, I must admit that they were probably absolutely right as Tim ripped off his fourth straight quality start: 7 innings, 2 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, and 7 strikeouts. During this nice little run he given up 6 runs in 30 innings ( 1.80 era ) with 40 punchouts and 6 walks. On top of that, Lincecum now has a lovely 2-0 record ( 1.69 era, .167 avg) in 3 career starts at the Friendly Confines. It could be argued that the game was over as soon as "Big Money" Molina delivered a three run homer in the first, since Tim is an unearthly 23-1 when he gets 3 runs of support. That is a stat that never gets old no matter how many times you hear it.
Pop Giants Trivia Quiz!!
#1 The Cubs (16-16) are one of only three teams that are at or above .500 at our home field. What are the other two?
#2 Which current Giants pitcher has NEVER lost?
#3 Tim was the youngest Cy Young winner in either league since _____ won in ___ .
(Answers will be posted only if I remember to...so somebody better remind me!)