Tuesday, May 13, 2014

That's the Tim Lincecum we remember

What a fine night he had, recalling days of Cy Youngs and Word Series vics. Here's part of Henry Schulman's recap for the SF Chron -- 

Lincecum put together by far his best start of 2014. He mesmerized the Braves for much of the evening. Lincecum held Atlanta to a run on two hits – both by B.J. Upton – in 7-2/3 innings. Lincecum struck out 11 and walked four.
The Giants brought up Colvin from Triple-A Fresno on Saturday. He went 0-for-1 with a walk in two plate appearances over the weekend in Dodger Stadium.
Colvin, who has played for the Cubs and Rockies, got the start in left field Monday night. In his first AT&T Park at-bat as a member of the Giants, he took Gavin Floyd into McCovey Cove. That second-inning Splash Hit put S.F. in front 1-0.
It was a 1-1 game with runners at first and second in the seventh when Colvin delivered again. He pulled an 0-2 pitch past first and into the right-field corner for a two-run triple. A homer and a triple in your home debut is a highly recommended approach for trying to impress a fan base.
Brandon Hicks singled home Colvin for the Giants' fourth run.
Lincecum breezed through the first four innings, striking out six and not allowing a hit. He didn't allow a ball even to reach the outfield.
The first batter of the fifth, Gerald Laird, did fly out to right. The next hitter, Upton, sent a drive to left on which Colvin had no chance. Upton's bolt cleared the fence and tied the game 1-1.
Courtesy of a Michael Morse error and a walk, Atlanta had runners at first and second with two outs in the sixth. Lincecum escaped that jam by striking out Chris Johnson swinging.
It was Lincecum's 10th K of the evening. He has a franchise-record 36 career games with double-digit strikeouts.

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