|The Mets had their hands full against Tim Lincecum after having lost four of their previous five. (NYTimes.com)|
Tim Lincecum showed why he's one of the most feared pitchers in the game. The Freak shut the Mets down for seven innings, propelling the Giants to a 2-0 victory.
The Bad Stuff:
- Lincecum pitched. The Mets swung. The Mets missed. Lather, rinse, repeat. Big Time Timmy Jim did so 12 times last night over 7 innings, scattering 5 hits and walking 3.
- After the Freak left, it didn't get much better. The Amazin's managed 4 more Ks in the final two innings, including 2 against Giant-bearded closer Brian Wilson.
- New York had it's best chance to score in the 6th, when Carlos Beltran managed a leadoff double and Ike Davis advanced him to third with a base hit. But Lincecum buckled down and got out Ronny Paulino, Willie Harris, and Jason Pridie in succession, the last two going down by the K.
- Most days Chris Capuano would be in line for the win; he didn't pitch badly, scattering 2 runs and 8 hits across 6 1/3 innings of work, walking 3 and striking out 5. Unfortunately for him, he got no offensive help. The Giant pitchers made sure of that.
Lincecum pitches, Mets fail, Giants win. Let's leave it at that.
Another game is about to start; maybe it will go better and maybe I'll manage to write about it more than half an hour before the start of the next one. "Hot dogs! Get your hot dogs!"