Sorry I am a little late but I’ve been kind of busy. However, I was able to squeeze in the Giants game Thursday night. I had to- it was TIM LINCECUM DAY!! Before I start, let me give you some updates that you probably already know.
All Star Game:
Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson had just come home from a busy weekend in Anaheim. Tim didnt pitch a single inning in the game–awww man! Wilson however did. Before the game Bruce Bochy told NL manager Charlie Manuel that Tim would only pitch if the game went into extra innings. If Tim would have pitched he would have had to miss his start on Thursday.
As some of you may know, Tim was nominated for best MLB player. Sadly, the award was given to some guy named Albert Pujols( SARCASM people, I know who Albert Pujols is, lol. )
Back to Thursdays game. At the mound was Tim Lincecum who would be throwing to Buster Posey vs the New York Mets This was the first time Tim had thrown to Posey this season. Honestly, I was a bit nervous just because I had always heard from Bengie Molina and how it even took him a while to understand where and what Timmy likes to throw. But, Posey didnt let me down. He looked like he was able to locate all the pitches.
Tim faced the Mets pitcher R.A.Dickey. He would also be facing Beltran who had his first start of the season.
In the top of the second Tim quickly got two K’s by striking out the Mets Bay and Thole. Next up was Pablo Sandoval who had been struggling this season. He started off the second half of the season with a double on a line drive to right field, giving Posey a chance to score.
With all the bases loaded ,still in the bottom of the second. R.A. Dickey intentionally walked Schierholtz to face Tim Lincecum who was unable to deliver.
Lets skip to the top of the fourth where Carlos Beltran stole a base while Ike Davis was batting. Davis lined out to Aubrey Huff giving the Mets three outs. Bottom of the fourth, Ishikawa striked out swinging while Uribe filed out to left field giving the Giants two outs. Pablo giving them the third.
Tim’s only walk of the game was to Jason Bay in the top of the fifth. Jason Thole then singled out to center field while the ball deflected off of Tim’s back though it was nothing serious at all.
Having pitched seven innings and allowed one run, R.A. Dickey was replaced by Chris Carter in the top of the eighth. That did the Mets no good, so Carter was then replaced by Elmer Dessens.
Timmy then singled out on a ground ball to third making it safely to first. Tim would advance to second base when Rowand singled on a ground ball to Ruben Tejada. None out. Yet another pitching change happened in the eighth. Pedro Feliciano replaced Dessens. If you thought that was the last pitching change of the night, you were WRONG! Feliciano was then replaced by Parnell.
Still in the eighth, Posey reached on a fielders choice giving Rowand the chance to score.
In the nine, the Giants made a defensive substitution by replacing Huff with Torres.
The last batter Tim faced was Ike Davis who grounded out but luckly Sanchez was there to make the catch at throw it to first to end the game.
Tim Lincecum had an excellent night. A night that Bochy says was his best of the season. Which, I could agree with. Check it out, Tim got his tenth win (10-4), 50TH CAREER WIN, nine inning shut out, complete game, 5 k’s, and lowered his ERA to 2.94. Yesterday, Tim showed the rest of the league why he has won Two Cy’s.
Great Job Timmy! I’m glad you are gaining confidence and looking like the Cy Young Timmy that captured my love for Giants baseball.
Love Love Love,
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