August 11, 2007 § Leave a comment
I missed most of the Giants game today cause my team was playing and when I got home I was shocked to see that Lincecum had such a rough outting. Tim Lincecum is amazing and he has some wicked stuff that has just left hitters confused and marveling over his pitching. Most of the teams that have faced Lincecum this year since his May 6th major league debut have said how good he really is. They say he does have some pure good stuff. The Pirates however hit back to back homers off the young rookie right hander after he had shut them out for the first 3 innings. Lincecum pitched 6 innings giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs and he struck out 8 as positive note. Everyone has their good and bad days and today wasnt one of Lincecums best outtings even though he only walked 1 and struck out 8. Lincecum will bounce back though and get back to dominance he has displayed so far since his call up.
August 7, 2007 § Leave a comment
Tonight on August the 7th 2007 Barry Bonds has passed the great Hank Aaron as the all time homerun leader. As I watched this from my couch I had to stand up and applaud Bonds on something that has never been done before. Hitting the all time most homeruns in Major League history. Regardless of all the speculations of the things surrounding Bonds I beleive the right thing to do is applaud Bonds for the amazing acheivement he has achieved. They showed Hank Aaron on their scoreboard with a moving speech to Barry and it showed a lot of class. So like I said as fans of baseball the best thing to do is show the same class as Hank Aaron and be happy for Barry Bonds.
August 6, 2007 § Leave a comment
Its Monday and the Giants are back in San Francisco for another home stand and another chance for the home town Giants fans to witness history. If you are a regular reader of my blogs then you also know their is another reason I am excited about tonights game. Tim Lincecum will be starting tonight for the Giants and he looks to get the Giants a win. Lincecum has been outstanding this year since his Major League debut on May 6th this year. Lincecum throws very hard and he is exciting to watch. So far this year he is 6-2 with a 3.75 era and a very impressive 105 strike outs in 98.1 innings pitched. Lincecum should have a very good outing tonight and he will just have to keep the base on balls down but he should have a great perfomance tonight. The Nationals will be sending John Lannan to the mound tonight. Lannan is also a rookie who recently made his Major League debut. Lannan was ejected in his debut after hitting 2 batters in a row. Lannan is 1-0 with a 5.40 era. The Nationals are on a bit of a hot streak right now as the roll into San Francisco with a 6 game winning streak and a clean weekend sweep of the Cardinals. As for the Giants they lost all 3 of their weekend series games against the Padres. A good note for the Giants is they were in every one of the games as they only lost each game by 1 run. The bullpen is going to have to tighten up for the Giants so their starting pitchers can get their much deserved wins when they leave games with a decent lead. Oh and of course Bonds could possibly break the homerun record tonight so thats another reason to watch. Regardless of how you feel about the whole Bonds situation their are other reasons to watch the Giants. As I always say Tim Lincecum is a great pitcher to watch and I beleive he will deliver a powerful perfomance tonight for the Giants.
August 2, 2007 § Leave a comment
Tonight Barry Zito will start for the San Francisco Giants. Its safe to say that Zito is not having the kind of season that he or the Giants had expected from the left hander. Zito’s last 2 starts have been a couple of his worst outings so far this season. Zito lasted only 5.1 innings against the Brewers in which he gave up 8 hits and 7 earned runs. His last start was against the Marlins in which he lasted 4.0 innings giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs. Everyone knows that Barry Zito has been a succesful pitcher in his career. Zito was a 16 game winner last season for Oakland and this season with the Giants Zito is just 7-10. Tonight he will face a Dodger line up with a lot of youth in it. Dont let the youth fool you though cause these Dodgers are in contention and currently just 1 game behind Arizona in the NL west. Zito will look to turn things around tonight and hopefully get things going back on the right track.
August 1, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Giants and Dodgers will face off tonight in game 2 of this 3 game series tonight in Los Angeles. Dodgers ace Brad Penny gave up 3 runs lastnight to the Giants and thats all it would take. The Giants handed Penny just his second loss of the season as the Giants held on to win 3-1. Tonight the story isnt just about Barry Bonds, atleast it isnt the story for me. As always I look forward to seeing the Giants rookie right hander Tim Lincecum pitch. Tonight Lincecum will be looking for win 7 on the season and win 7 of his career. I have done a write up on Lincecum before and he is going to really be something special. His teamates have already given him the nickname “Franchise”. Lincecum has a very good fastball that he can throw in the high 90’s consistently through the game and his recently perfected change up adds to his very good curveball that he throws in the high 80’s makes a combination that keeps batters guessing. Lincecum is 6-2 with a 3.90 era with 100 strike outs since his Major League debut on May 6 this season. As for the Dodgers they will be sending Mark Hendrickson to the mound to face the Giants. Hendrickson is 4-5 with a 4.58 era with 72 strike outs this year. Now will Bonds hit a homerun tonight against the Dodgers and tie Hank or maybe even break the record tonight? Who knows. But what I do know is that its going to be a good game to watch and Lincecum will add more strike outs to his statistics. A couple other facts about the starting pitchers tonight is that Tim Lincecum is the second fastest Giant to get career strike out 100. Lincecum has reached 100 strike outs in just 92.1 innings pitched since his Major League debut on May 6th this year. Also Lincecum went to the University of Washington where he became the Pac-10 record holder in strike outs and Hendrickson went to Washington State, and both pitchers are Washinton natives. It all sets up to be a great game tonight and you can see it on ESPN2 at 9 central.
July 26, 2007 § Leave a comment
Will Bonds go deep today? Will he get closer to the record? You can never predict these types of things and i dunno if he will hit any homeruns tonight. Maybe the pressure is building up on Bonds and its effecting his at bats. Anyways to be honest im more excited about watching rookie right hander Tim Lincecum pitch against the bats of Chipper Jones, and Andruw Jones. Lincecum takes the hill for the Giants tonight with a 5-2 record and a 3.96 era with 95 strike outs in just 86.1 innings pitched. Lincecum has become even more deadly since he added a very good change up to go along with heater and the curve ball. Heading to the mound for Atlanta is Buddy Carlyle. Carlyle is 5-2 with a 4.05 era with 40 strike outs in 60 innings pitched this season. The Giants edged out the Braves lastnight 2-1 and look to Lincecum to bring the heat against the Braves.
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.