Timmy Shines, Melky Booed; Giants Beat Jays 2-1
May 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcherTim Lincecum
(55) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at AT
This post a a little late, but I think I just needed everything from yesterday and last night sink in for a bit. After what has seemed to be a steady decline from the Giants, and particularly the pitching, Tim Lincecum gave us all a little hope last night. Well, probably more than a little. Don’t worry, I’m not jumping on the “Timmy’s back” bandwagon. We’ve been down this road before — this season, last season. But just looking at the score last night, it seemed like a classic Giants baseball game, 2 -1. That’s how we are used to winning them. I can’t say I wouldn’t love more offense, especially more run scoring in games like that, but we’ve grown accustom to it here. Belive me, I’d take a slow offensive Giants staff, doing just what they need to do, with masterful pitching, over a terrible pitching, homerun hitting team every day of the week.
That said, here are the highlights of last night’s game.
Melky Cabrera was the leadoff batter for the Jays. He got welcomed back to AT&T Park immediately. Probably not the way he wanted, but most certainly expected.
Lincecum gave up a solo home run in the first inning, sending me into thinking “here we go again.”
Andres Torres belted a 2 run home run in the 2nd inning. I was happy again.
From there on out, both pitchers pitched well and dealt it. Lincecum out pitched Josh Johnson, only giving up 3 hits and fanning 6 over 7 innings, but Johnson only gave up the 2 runs on 6 hits, fanned 6, and also lasted 7 innings. Jeremy Affedlt and Sergio Romo came in for the 8th and 9th, respectively, and did what they do, only giving up one hit each and allowing no runs.
But to top my night off, aside from a decent Timmy out, a Giants win, and hearing Melky being booed at every at-bat, Alex Pavlovic tweeted this Tim Lincecum quote:
Ace, I mean Barry Zito hits the mound tonight in the last of the 2 game series. Looking forward to some more Melky boos.