Friday, February 29, 2008

Tim Lincecum had a very good day today....much better than Noah Lowry yesterday. Timmy was lifted after hitting exactly 40 pitches on his pitch count (26 strikes). He lasted 2 2/3 innings. The official scorekeeper says Tim gave up 2 hits. I scored only one. Richie Sexon led off the 2nd by hitting a little dribbler in between the mound and 3B. Timmy got to the ball and with the way Sexson runs, had plenty of time to throw him out at 1B. Timmy threw high and Daniel Ortmeier (in the background of this photo) had to leap high into the air to catch the ball and keep it from going into the stands. Ortmeier tried a sweep tag on Sexson that both he and I thought connected with Sexson's left shoulder.....but the umpire said he missed and called Sexson safe. If Timmy's throw would have been on target...Sexson is out by 2-3 steps. The official scorekeeper somehow called it a hit. I refused to change it on my scoresheet.....E-1 all the way.

By my scoring Lincecum gave up no runs on 1 hit and 1 walk while tallying 1 strikeout. Timmy's fastball was zinging and he made a few batters look silly on off-speed pitches. Everything he threw was down in the strikezone as only 1 of his 8 outs was by flyball. Everything was on the ground. Very nice start for Timmy.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was Lincecum back to his old delivery or is he still pitching out of a shortened windup?

DrBGiantsfan said...

Great start by Timmy. Man, that's exciting!

zito4cyyoung said...

Franchise!!!!

Anonymous said...

so happy the giants didnt trade him!!

Giantfan9 said...

Seems like every time I see Timmy pitch....he adds a little more torque to that windup. My bet is by opening day it will be exactly the same as it was last year.

Anonymous said...

Timmy looked better than Noah for the simple reason that he IS better than Noah!!

The Reliant Giant said...

Thanks for the new desktop background.