Our beloved 2012 San Francisco Giants finally got a chance to show the world just how friggin' good they really are by destroying the Reds, 8-3, in Game 4 of the NLDS. Those of us that have followed this team are probably not too shocked to see such impressive offensive display. After all we have been a wicked road team all year. So you might think the game story is about Angel Pagan, Pablo Sandoval and Gregor Blanco, but you would be wrong. The true story of the game was a middle reliever.
Tim Lincecum made his fourth relief appearance of his career and it was a dandy. Big Time Timmy Jim snuffed the pesky Red's lineup with a magnificently commanded fastball. That's right, he actually threw strikes with his FASTBALL !!! And people SWUNG and MISSED !!! It was beautiful. Of his 55 pitches, Tim threw 42 strikes. That is only 13 balls to the 15 batters that he faced in his 4.1 innings. Hell, I think Tim averaged 13 balls an inning this year. But I guess that is ancient history ... right?
I can not express how happy I am that everyone is getting to see how wonderful this squad is...and for Tim to play any role in that literally chokes me up. This has been a tough year for me, personally, and as a diehard Tim Lincecum fanatic. Today makes everything so much better. Win or lose tomorrow, I absolutely love this team.
Having said that.... Tomorrow's game, simply put, is GOOD vs. EVIL. I think you know who is who. A better script could not have been written for such a HUGE game. We have the "perfect" man going for us. Life is good. Sleep well, ya all. Tomorrow will be one hell of a day!