Lincecum Notches 2-Hit Shutout Over Cards
Former Husky Tim Lincecum, the 2006 Golden Spikes Award winner after his junior year, turned in what may have been his best professional performance last night in St. Louis as the Giants blanked the Cardinals.
Lincecum needed only 95 pitches in the 10-0 win that lasted only two hours and six minutes. He allowed just the two hits and no walks while striking out eight in his third complete game in his last four outings. He currently leads the Major Leagues with 132 strikeouts and his 2.37 earned run average is second-best in the National League.
The newspapers in both the Bay Area and St. Louis had plenty to say about his gem. Here's a rundown of some of the highlights:
First, mlb.com has this glowing game report, including some video.
The San Francisco Chronicle points out Lincecum's typical humility.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at it from the opponents' point of view, and has a nice photo of a fine defensive play that Lincecum made.
Finally, the San Jose Mercury News opines on the financial windfall that is certain to come to Lincecum, sooner or later.
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