Friday, October 8, 2010

Giant Tim

2010 NLDS: San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves
Giants lead series, 1-0


Lincecum: 9.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K, 0.00 ERA

Kudos to Tim Lincecum for throwing a 1-0, complete-game 2-hitter, in Game 1 against the Braves.

Even though the 1 run scored was tarnished by a controversial blown call by the umpire, it still doesn't take away from Lincecum's historical performance.

His 14 strikeouts, tied a major league postseason record for most strikeouts in a postseason debut. Lincecum joined Joe Coleman (1972 Tigers), John Candelaria (1975 Pirates), Mike Boddicker (1983 Orioles) and Mike Scott (1986 Astros) in this exclusive club.

Joe Coleman - John Candelaria - Mike Boddicker - Mike Scott

He also tied Roger Clemens as the only two pitchers in postseason history to pitched a complete game with 14 or more strikeouts and allow 3 or fewer base runners [Lincecum allowed two hits, 1 walk, 14 strikeouts -- Clemens allowed 1 hit, 2 walks, 15 strikeouts in Game 4 of the 2000 ALCS].

It wasn't quite like Roy Halladay's gem, but this is probably the closest you can get.

CONGRATS Tim!

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