Game One of today's double-header with the Mets was far from a dominating performance by Tim Lincecum. But it still feels damn good. It was a WIN (6-1) ...which is the bottom line, after all...and it officially ended a nasty little "unfreaky" streak of three straight 5+ runs allowed games. I'm betting that Timmeh is breathing quite a bit easier after this 108 pitch mini-marathon. Far from a quality start, but definitely something to build upon.
Good stuff: Pablo's hit streak reaches 15 with a single, but the flashy hitting came from Buster (homer #2) and Nate (a double shy of the cycle!). Manny ended the fifth with a slick DP and it seems like The Freak was lovin' it:
"You don't have any control once it gets past you, and you're hoping your middle infielders take care of you in that situation," said Lincecum of the double play. "I'm getting really close with a lot of players now, and [when] guys see us scuffling like this, they want to pick us up. That was big for Manny."Bad stuff: Can't think of a thing ...Tim won and the world is good again.