Here is the opening to my column about Tim Lincecum’s Saturday start against the Houston Astros:


When the worst pitcher in baseball takes on the worst team in baseball, something’s got to give. The worst team gave.

You get the point. Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum had the worst earned run average of anyone who counted, and the Houston Astros, who really don’t count, had the worst record in the majors. And Lincecum shut them out over eight innings before coming out of the game.

Santiago Casilla blew the save after that. What’s going on with Casilla is a whole other story, blissfully not related to the subject matter of this column. The Giants won 3-2 in 12 innings, but Lincecum didn’t get the decision.

To read the full column, click here.

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  1. Stan

    Timmy wasn’t aware he lost too much weight,and now he says he wasn’t aware (his dad might have read it was-I bet) it was a do or die game for him. WHO has been posting that this guy is in denial and or wont tell you the truth?
    Its not easy to understand or believe somebody who in public says that 5 fair to good starts vs 16 or 17 bad starts isn’t a problem.

    July 15th, 2012 10:56 am

  2. lameduck

    The bobblehead line is huge!
    Let’s see what happens versus
    Philly and the Mets… Two lights out starts…

    July 15th, 2012 10:57 am

  3. Stan

    That last should have said that 4 good starts vs 16 starts is caused by a specific problem he wont admit too. I know he’s said weak link and needing to be a bulldog,etc.

    July 15th, 2012 11:34 am

  4. KauaiRobert

    …meanwhile, the bearded one is hangin’ with Chewbacca at the Espys.
    At least Timmy’s not a mockery…yet.
    Good outing over eight innings even if it was against the lowly Astros.
    It’s something to build on.

    July 16th, 2012 11:53 am

  5. Johnc

    I said give Tim a start against Houston ,and if he does well then give him another. This Philly game coming up will determine if he stays or gets sent down to the minors.

    July 18th, 2012 12:58 am

  6. Stan

    Today Lowell on the Giants pre game BANG blog I wrote that ” Its 66f and that means 7 innings for Lincecum and 2 or 3 runs”..I wrote THAT. He went 7 and gave up 2. So, my 2 or 3 is pretty close to 2.

    I KNOW Lincecum.

    July 20th, 2012 6:48 pm

  7. Stan

    You know Lowell,I’m like the da Vinci of blog posters. And I dont even write in code. I write in plain good English.

    July 20th, 2012 6:56 pm

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