The Freak had it all tonight, as the ridiculous 96 game score (a new personal high!) indicates. Two doubles ruin the comparisons with Halladay's gem, but not by fucking much!
9 innings 2 hits 0 runs 1 walk 14 strikeoutsHe seemed to be up in the zone all night, which isn't his usual style, but it sure as shit worked. With every pitch dancing to his commands, Tim marched into the record books as the strikeouts piled up. Early on Tim got 5 k's in a row...all swinging. In the seventh, Tim whiffed Derek Lee on high inside heat and tied Carl Hubbell ( and others I think) with 10 strikeouts in a post season Giants game. On his one hundredth pitch, he got the record with 11. Then, the pesky Hinske for #12. Pitch number 115 give Tim his 13th strikeout. And then, finally, as the last out of his first post season start, Tim Lincecum used the exact same pitch on Lee as before for the same result...the fourteenth strikeout...and a place in Giants history.
The Braves and their fans probably don't know what hit them. One blown call by an ump (congrats on your first ever stolen base, Buster) and a grounder that squeaks through (way to go Cody Ross) and, BOOM, you lose! Welcome to my world, all you Braves fans. Hope you are prepared for it to happen two more times.