WoW! What a game that was last night! It was so intense and there was so much going on I was lost half the time! Ok, not really, but admit it, it got confusing!
Tim Lincecum was on the mound for the Giants. Tim had about a 2.64 ERA( check it not sure) and a 10-4 record. He was coming off an excellent start against the Mets, in which he pitched a shut out/ complete game. Coming into this game, I think it is fare to say we all expected Tim to keep up his game. Sadly, we were disappointed early.
On the mound for the Dodgers was Kershaw. He got one SO in the first and was looking fairly well.
Tim started off the night with a walk to Rafael Furcal. Rafel would then steal a base to second while Xavier Paul was batting. While Paul doubled on a ground ball to right field, Furcal then scored. Next, Tim would face Ethier who would homer on a fly ball to right field.This giving the Dodgers a 3-0 lead over the Giants. Immedialty I thought, ” Don’t let it be one of those night!” Sadly.. it was.
The Giants were able to put some numbers on the board when Renteria grounded out, allowing Sandoval to score. Kershaw intentionally walked Rowand to get to Lincecum who would strike out.
Lincecum was able to keep the Dodgers from scoring in the second. But in the third, it was a different story. Xavier Paul scored after DeWitt singled on a ground ball to right fielder Andres Torres.Casey Blake doubled on a line drive to left field allowing Andre to score. End of the third: Dodgers 5 Giants 1.
Lets skip to the fifth where things got really hot. While Matt Kemp was at the plate, he was hit by a high fastball from Lincecum. Kemp quickly got mad and started walking towards the mound. Tim did the same walking off the mound towards Kemp. When Lincecum was asked in the postgame interview, what he was exactly doing he said, ” I was just doing my part, whatever the hell that was,standing there wearing it.” Lincecum would then be replaced by Bautista. He pitched 4 2/3 innings and lifted his ERA to 3.18.
The rest of the game sadly, I could not watch! But from what I read, alot more batters got hit, and coaches and pitchers ejected. In the end the Giants were able to pull off the win in the nineth.
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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.
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Happy Timmy day! This is something me and my friends tell each other each day Tim pitches. So today I just wanted to give a preview on the game tonight where Tim will pitch against the Brewers.
Tim will match up against the left hander Chris Narveson who has a record of 7-5 on the season. Narveson is also dealing with a 5.29 ERA. Compare this to Tim Lincecum’s 8-4 record, and 3.28 ERA.
But wait, these stats are on the whole season. Against the Brewers, Tim is 1-2, and has a 5.67 ERA. YIKES! I thought Tim would get an easy one today. Chris, however, hasnt faced the Giants this season.
Tim has lost his previous two starts after winning his three before that. Narverson recently gave up four hits and two runs against the Cardinals.
So…who will win this game? Hopefully Tim of course. We have seen that he has struggled against the Brewers, but who’s to say things wont change tonight.
Enjoy the game! Tomorrow I will give a recap!
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Just a little GIF I made!!!
This is just a short announcement to let you guys know that Tim Lincecum is being nominated this year at the ESPYS for the best MLB athlete. Tim really needs your vote!!! Go to ESPN.COM and search ESPYS voting. You dont have to go though all 35 questions, you can just skip to BEST MLB ATHLETE. You can also do it via Facebook. Just search ESPN and go to the ESPYS VOTING tab. ESPYS are Wednesday so please vote now! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So I got an update on my phone as I was walking out of church, and it was great news. Tim Lincecum and Brian Willson had made the all star team! To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure if I would be seeing Tim in the all star game this year. He hasn’t been at his best, and wasnt playing the way we know him to. To say the least, I was still happy for him. Tim has been selected to pitch for the two previous All Star games.
Wilson has one all star game on his resume. I actually think Wilson did deserve to represent San Fran in the All star game. He has done really good with a 2.10 ERA, and has 22 saves in the season- ranking second in the NL behind Heath Bell.
I wish these two players the best and hope that they will contribute alot in the effort to get a win for the NL!
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