The crisp play and winning ways of the last road trip continued back home, as our boys took down the Braves, 4-2. Tonight's offensive hero was the newly arrived Tyler Colvin, driving in three runs with a homer and a triple. But the big story was Tim Lincecum coming through with by far his best start so far.
Start #8 Win! (3-2, 4.78) 7.2 innings 2 hits 1 runs 1 earned 4 walks 11 strikeouts 1 hr
Tim's roller coaster, off and on season took a lovely turn tonight. He was FABULOUS! Easily his best outing of the year. The only Brave to ever figure out Tim was B.J. Upton. The strike out total of eleven is classic Big Time Timmy Jim. I guess it was a bit predictable, after all, some of Timmeh's best ever performances have been against Atlanta. His highest K total (15) is against the Braves. And, of course, his first ever post season game was his unforgettable 14 K gem. They are a free swinging group, talented, lots of homers, but prone to the strikeout.
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Pretty cool to have your first hit as a Giant land in McCovey Cove. Congrats Tyler Colvin. His later triple was probably even more important than the lovely splash hit. Welcome, dude.