The only thing better than completely shutting down the first place doggers, is turning around and doing it again. Tonight's version, a 4-0 result, featured a fantastically effective Tim Lincecum, the usual tough bullpen, more than enough offense and a lovely foggy evening. The slightly wet home crowd even got treated to a massive Buster Posey homer when a close game erupted in the bottom of the seventh. Life is good. Unless you are a dogger.
There was nothing foggy about our beloved Freak this night. Tim Lincecum came out throwing strikes and kept it up for seven strong innings, giving up three hits, NO RUNS, 2 walks and 4 strike outs (game score 73). The highly regarded L.A. offense was totally muzzled once again. Tim looked super tough, especially against Gonzalez. On a wet and foggy night, Tim seemed very comfortable.
Key Moment: Grandal crushed a double (one of the only hard hit balls off Tim) and then went to third on a wild pitch. It seemed that Lincecum lost his focus and I feared the worst, but he got Ethier to groundout, Uribe to pop up - then he walked the pitcher, of course, because he wants us all to have strokes - and got the impressive Pederson to groundout. That was really one of their only chances, as they finished 0-4 RISP.
Great game for Brandon Crawford AGAIN. He looks ready to put together a great season at the plate. Another RBI (#26) and three hits. Isn't he the best SS around now? Or am I biased?
Round 3 : MadBum vs. Kershaw tomorrow. SWEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!