Jun 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) on the bench in the dugout during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants look to Tim Lincecum for quality start to win series against Padres


Timmy during BP photo by Denise Walos 7/5/14

Timmy during BP photo by Denise Walos 7/5/14

The Giants will look to Tim Lincecum (7-5, 4.06 ERA) to help the Giants win the series in San Diego at 1:10pm PT. The Padres will be starting Jesse Hahn (4-1, 1.95 ERA) who has had a fantastic season so far.

Lincecum has not only thrown two no-hitters against the Padres the last two seasons, but has a 1.80 ERA when facing San Diego in the 2014.

Yesterday the Giants revived the offense through home runs. Gregor Blanco hit his first of the year in the second inning while Michael Morse hit a solo HR in the 9th inning, and then Brandon Belt hit a 2-run HR in the 10th inning.

This is Hahn’s first season in the majors and he’s known for throwing a curve ball over 30% of the time, holding offense to a .103 batting average when attempting to hit the curve (PITCHf/x). Here is how the Giants’ hitting matched up against Hahn so far this year.

"<strong

Lineups

MLB All stars will be announced today at 4pm.

Marco Scutaro could be back after the All-star break.

 

Tags: San Francisco Giants Tim Lincecum