The Phillies are out in San Francisco and play tonight at 10:15. I hate these games out west, but this one I’m kinda excited about because of the pitching matchup.
Tim Lincecum is 4-1, with a 2.61 ERA and 65 K’s in his last 10 starts against the Phillies, but has been hammered in his first two outings this season (0-1, 12.91 ERA). Here’s hoping that the Phillies can tag him as well.
Lincecum has not looked good this season at all, with his last outing being the shortest start of his career. (2 1/3 innings, allowing six runs). I’m not sure if it’s a physical thing, or a mental thing because his fastball is topping out at 89-91 where it used to be in the 93-97 range, and he can’t be too pleased that the Giants have locked up Matt Cain to a long-term extension, and have not had discussions with his agent in regards to one.
Roy Halladay hasn’t faired very well against the Giants in the past, going 0-2 with a 7.23 ERA, but as you know is 2-0 this season with a 0.60 ERA.
This will be the first time that the two pitchers have faced each other in the regular season. They did face each other in the 2010 NL Championship Series, where Lincecum bested Halladay in Game 1, but Roy defeated him in game 5.
This should be a good one.
I’m pretty glad we won’t have to see that bearded idiot at all this season. I feel bad that he’s injured, but just the sight of him…
Also, keep an eye on Pablo Sandoval who has a hit in all 9 games the Giants have played this season.