Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The stopper returns

Finally, Tim Lincecum delivers a big W when the Giants most needed it.

It sounds as if the Mets were chasing pitches far out of the strike zone but Tim did a great job getting David Wright out in the 7th with a curve with the bases loaded and two out. Here's part of Henry Schulman's game story -- 

  The Mets loaded the bases with one out, and a Josh Thole lineout set the stage for a thrilling confrontation with pinch-hitter David Wright.
Working with Buster Posey for the first time since a June 16 loss at Seattle, Lincecum got the count to 2-2 before freezing Wright with a curveball that surely made Barry Zito proud.
"When Timmy's good, he has a knack for making great pitches when he has to," manager Bruce Bochy said, "and he did right there with the game on the line."
Posey not only called a good game but also withstood what seemed like 20 Lincecum pitches that bounced up and clobbered him. Over the past six weeks Bochy preferred anybody but Posey catching Lincecum. Now, they might be paired more often.

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