July 31, 2007 § Leave a comment
I picked this game for todays match up of the day for one reason really. Tom Glavine will try to get career win 300 tonight in Milwaukee. Glavine has had a hall of fame career no doubt about it and the 300th win would just be another great peice to add to Glavines great career. Glavine is 9-6 this season with a 4.51 era. The Mets are coming off a day of rest after splitting a 4 game series with the Nationals. The Brewers struggeled in their last 4 games which was a series with the Cardinals where they won game 1 and then lost the last 3 games. The Brewers also had Monday off and they look to turn things around with sending Jeff Suppan to the hill. Suppan is 8-9 with a 5.08 era so far this season. Tonights game should be good and I mostly look to this game to see if Glavine gets to win 300. Lots of exciting things in baseball this week.
July 25, 2007 § Leave a comment
I have become a pretty big Tim Lincecum fan since his Major League Baseball debut on May 6th this season. Lincecum throws very hard and has been very effective and has especially thrown very well in his last 2 starts. Lincecum has recently developed a very good change up to go along with his fastball and curveball. In Lincecum’s last 2 starts which were against the Cubs and the Brewers (both teams are playing and hitting well this season) Lincecum has given up just 1 earned run and struck out 8 in each of those starts. Lincecum is 5-2 with a 3.96 era with 95 strike outs in just 86.1 innings pitched so far this season since his May debut. I enjoy watching Lincecum pitch which for me is one of the benefits for having MLB TV, otherwise I would rarely get to see him pitch cause they dont show Giants cames here in Austin Texas. Just the fact that he is being this effective at the age of 23 makes me believe that he will continue to improve and be even more effective each season as long as he stays healthy. Staying healthy is always the most important thing to think about when talking about pitchers and and athletes in general. Im even willing to compare Lincecum to Verlander of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander is a hard thrower and obviously very productive as a rookie last year which earned him the rookie of the year award last year. I know Lincecum has a ways to go but he has been very impressive this season and he has deffinently won me over as a big fan. I look forward to tuning in to all his starts speaking of which he will be starting tomorrow night against the Braves. So for those out their who may not want to watch a Giants game or be a Giants fan because of Barry Bonds remeber that thier is a very impressive fire ball throwing right hander by the name of Tim Lincecum who pitches for the Giants and is for sure worth watching. I wouldnt be surprised to see him throw a no hitter in his promising career.
July 21, 2007 § Leave a comment
Today we could witness history as Bonds is in the line up for this late afternoon game between the Giants and the Brewers. Bonds was 0-3 lastnight agianst the Brewers but that could change today. On the mound for the Giants today is rookie fire baller Time Lincecum. I really enjoy watching this guy pitch. He throws hard and he strikes out a lot. His last outing was against the Cubs where he struck out 8 and only gave up 1 run. Dave Bush will be on the hill for the Brewers. Bush has an 8-7 record with a 4.84 era. Will Bonds get closer to the record? We will just have to wait and see.
July 20, 2007 § Leave a comment
Bud Selig will be in attendence tonight in Milwaukee as the Giants come to town for a series with the Brewers. The topic has been up in the air for some time now and everyone has been wondering and debating if Selig would be in attendence for when Bonds breaks the homerun record. Bonds is currently just 2 homeruns shy of tying Hanks record and with his 2 homerun performance in Chicago yesterday the record looks like it will be broken very soon. Bonds may even end up breaking the record during this series against the Brewers. Although it would be best for Bonds and the Giants fans for him to break the record at home Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he isnt just gonna sit Bonds for the road games. He wants whats best for the team and for the Giants to have the best chances to win games. I personally think it would be best for Bonds to break the record at home in San Francisco. It would be best for Bonds to break it at home in front of the home fans. Breaking the record on the road would be showerd with some cheers but also a lot of boo’s and hazzing from the fans. I guess for now we will just have to wait and see. I know i will be watching the game tonight to see if Bonds gets any closer.