Friday, September 24, 2010


Two people reached base. Two. That, my friends, is domination.

Tim Lincecum (15-10) sliced through the threatening Colorado lineup with the entire baseball world watching. A tough ballpark, the division on the line, a sellout crowd, the only race left in the game.... this was obviously the biggest game of Tim's spectacular young career. So what did he do? Well, duh...he brought it.

Showing a complete command of all his pitches and a consistently high velocity, this was certainly his best "numerical" game since July. The numbers are sweet:
8 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, ZERO walks, and 9 strikeouts
That's a nasty 83 game score. But the numbers don't fully tell the story. This game was HUGE. The rookies are in a deep hole now. Also, the stats just don't capture the efficiency and poise that Tim put on display. Perhaps the tough period that he suffered through has hastened his development as a more complete pitcher. Hell, the first fifteen batters he faced were dispatched in a manner that got even the most hardened fan dreaming of a perfect game (you know who you are!).

More History making: Tonight was the 18th straight game in which we have held the opponent to 3 runs-or-fewer which ties the frigging 1906 Chicago White Sox!!!! The all-time record is 20 by the 1917 pale hose. If that's not enough, the 2010 Giants have given up 2-0r-fewer in 12 of their last 13!
How long can we keep it up???


M.C. O'Connor said...

Hi, my name is M.C. and I'm a hardened fan.

M.C. O'Connor said...

THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brother Bob said...

Hi, I'm Bob and I'm semi-hard.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ Brother Bob.

Hi, I'm _____/Anonymous and I am a soft/limp/squishy fan.

I'm so glad that I didn't fall victim to sleep again. This game my favourite start that I've ever seen from Timmeh! Go Giants!

JC Parsons said...

Yeah, yeah, I set that one on a tee for you. Tim does have that effect on people.
What about Wilson? I know he's good, but last night was CRAZY. What a beast!

BTW, 5:00AM getting ready to leave for SALMON FISHING!!! Wish me luck!

JC Parsons said...

Notice that was the perfect time to learn Anony's real name. But I guess it is not meant to be...

M.C. O'Connor said...

Man, I thought it would all be for naught and we would lose 1-0. Thank god Burrell got the big hit. I think I would have lost my mind if it had ended 1-0 with Tim losing.

The Padres won. The Reds couldn't hold a 3-2 lead. Since when do the Padres score more than 3 runs per game?

M.C. O'Connor said...

I missed this little bit during the broadcast but the CSN guys were all over it after the game. Lincecum gets a new ball and then tosses it back, saying "juiced ball, fucking bullshit."

video clip

M.C. O'Connor said...

Here's a direct you tube link (until MLB pulls it):

Tim's expletive laced take on the humidor!

Anonymous said...

Well JC, I left the right number of underscores there (5). At least you have an idea. I think I made a promise to say it on here, forgot when though and I don't feel like looking for it. I'll just do it on my birthday.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Apparently the MLB has responded to the Giants issuing a "formal complaint" about the ball-handling and the humidor at Coors Field.

I love it! Scandal! Melodrama! Melodrama on top of real-live baseball drama! What's not to like?

The best part is Tim caught on camera calling out the Rockies. Bullshit or not, it's great stuff, forever part of Giants lore. Makes me think of Mike Scott and all the "scuffball" stuff back in 1986.

Tim was god-like, but the homerun won the game. Otherwise, we lose 1-0. Let's hope we get some runs for Zito. Padres won already today. They scored 4 runs!!!