I'm in a bit of a daze. Not because we won, but how. The Giants took the second game of the series against the Pudres, 2-0, on the strength of a Panda homer and .... Wait for it ... An excellent performance by Tim Lincecum. It was like a breath of fresh air from the past. If that makes any sense.
I hate to admit this, but I'm out of practice saying nice things about Tim Lincecum. It used to be so easy. Praise rained down on him; shit, we called him "The Franchise" after about a month. But that was a long time ago, and, shall we say, a very different set of adjectives has been used to describe Timmeh. I'll give it a try. Tonight, Tim was able to pinpoint most of his pitches. He threw over 60% strikes; which has become a rarity. The word is COMMAND. That is a word I haven't used in a Tim post for quite a while. His line says it all really: 6.2 innings, 4 hits, no runs, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts. The word is QUALITY. Another old mainstay of the vocabulary that has been on hiatus around here.
Well, here's to new good old times! Way to go Timmy, you were superb. I'm still kind of in shock. I promise to brush up on the positive vocabulary in anticipation of your next start.