Friday, May 11, 2007

The turning point

It was an odd one tonight in a glorious 8-3 win over the Rox. I was listening to the usually incompetent Rockies announcers describe the 7th inning and note that Josh Fogg had lost it quickly after celebrating a called strike 3 on Bonds. He walked Durham on 4 pitches and gave up consecutive doubles to Molina and Feliz. "He looks like he lost his command after getting an adrenaline rush on the strikeout to Bonds," one said.

Durham made the Rox pay again in the next inning by hitting a sac fly to drive in the go-ahead run when they walked Bonds intentionally to load the bases.

It also worth noting that the late rally gave Tim Lincecum his first MLB victory. Bruce Bochy's already saying that Russ Ortiz probably won't be ready to pitch right away after coming off the DL -- hopefully meaning that Lincecum's not going back to Fresno any time soon.

Marty at Across the Seams does a nice job of re-capping Licecum's outing tonight. His conclusion -- Here's Lincecum's final line: 7 innings, 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 108 pitches. He wasn't overpowering, but you could see glimpses of it. A very impressive outing in Colorado.

Henry Schulman does a nice job of describing the post-game celebration in a tasteful but truthful way. -- Resident goofball Steve Kline interrupted Lincecum's postgame interview and gave the kid a big hug. Kline was buck naked, of course, warmed only by the forest of hair on his chest and back. As the lefty reliever walked away, Lincecum wasted no time before yelling, "Next time you hug me take off your sweater."


Blogger SonDog said...

The reason the Rockies announcers weren't that bad last night was because George Frazier wasn't part of the telecast. Jeff Huson was, so it wasn't the typical horror show. Frazier is gawdaful. I live in Colorado, so I'm forced to listed to him most of the time.

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