Monday, March 12, 2007

Photos from 3-11-07

Tim Lincecum threw the 6th, 7th and 8th......and looked much more like the pitcher we have heard about than he did in his first appearance. Tim gave up 2 weak singles, one of which didn't even make it out of the infield. He also struck out 4. The batters, for the most part, looked over matched and he faced several "real" Major Leaguers, not just non-roster types. He threw 42 pitches.....29 of them strikes.

Look at how contorted his body is right before his release. Most pitchers are at least balanced by the time they reach the release point. He has the most complicated delivery I have ever seen. You would think it would be hard for him to throw strikes.....but that doesn't seem to be the case. Also look at how far he launches himself down the mound. The kid is only 5'10" (maybe) and his landing point was farther down the mound than any Giants pitcher of the day. Tim sure gets the most out of that little body........but I worry if that delivery ever goes sideways.........it will take forever to get things right again.

Great outing by the kid. I can see why everyone is so excited. By the way......if his fastball is as straight as some have said...........you sure couldn't tell it by the batter's swings.

13 comments:

phill said...

yeah, that was a great outing! Hopefully the first of many to come...

Anonymous said...

Holy crap his body looks like it is about to implode on it's self.

allfrank said...

From what I read, all his stuff was working today. What will make or break him, as far as his major league debut, is how effective he can be when not everything is working.

Merk said...

Nice Pic GF9.
And yeah, I'm 5'11" and Lincecum was a about 2 inches shorter than I.

Anonymous said...

High socks!

kezarkid said...

Tiny Tim....He is going to need Barry's chiropracter. Good to see him doing well. a trip to Fresno might be in the future to go see him.

Anonymous said...

His mechanics won't breakdown.He's been throwing like that since he was about 7 years old. Like a gymnast . As long as he keeps flexible and strong in the core and all small muscles he won't have many problems.
He's smooth,resilient and poised. Like I've always told him. There isn't a major leaguer that can't hit a homerun off you and there isn't one you can't strike-out. So if you love to pitch, enjoy it all. Wonder if Bavasi, after he's released by the Mariners next year or two , reflects back on his bungling of the last draft by not taking Tim. hmmmmmmm??
Chris L

JMC said...

well, I'm pretty sure that he pitched better because he went back to the high socks.

Giantfan9 said...

Chris L..........I'm just glad WE got him.

Anonymous said...

Giantfan9
So am I........Great organization with a lot of history..Just wish I wasn't so far away..But it's never been about me,it's about Tim..It's gonna be fun to watch Biscuit.
Chris L.

Anonymous said...

In response to:
"What will make or break him, as far as his major league debut, is how effective he can be when not everything is working."

Lincecum's college coach:
- "I've never seen anyone dominate the way he has," Washington coach Ken Knutson said. "The big thing is, even when he doesn't have his best stuff, which isn't often, he still has enough to beat you."
-sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2453860

We've got a true pitcher here

Anonymous said...

Everything i have seen and have read leads me to believe that Tim has what it takes to make an impact with the Giants now. It seems to me that the transition from bullpen to starter wouldn't be hard for him as well. The Giants need desperate help in the pen and frankly i can only watch Benitez blow so many games. With the Giants bullpen looking ugly i think its worth the shot. Ala Huston Street anybody?
-James

Anonymous said...

He may be a circus freak, but he's our circus freak.