Tagged: Tim Lincecum

How to beat a Freak

Tonight, the San Francisco Giants sent to the mound Tim Lincecum to face an Atlanta Braves offense that has been unstoppable.  Obviously when people talk about Lincecum, they include in the conversation strikeouts and domination.

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Tonight only one of them came true.  Trough the first 3 innings, Tim struck out 7 batters and surrendered just one base per balls.  It all started striking out the two first batters of the game, at that point I said, “Oh no, its gonna be a long night for the Braves”.   

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But when Chipper Jones came up to the plate and hit a line drive to left field on a first pitch swing, I started jumping on my seat and screaming, “Thats what you have to do against this guy!!”…. And apparently Terry Pendleton thought so too.  After Chippers hit, McCann and Anderson did the same thing (swinged at the first pitch for a hit) and by that Chipper scored the first run of the ball game.

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In the bottom of the third inning, posibly the hottest Brave in the team, Yunel Escobar, hit a towering home run to center field off Lincecum with two men in base.  This blast was the game changer for the Braves because from there on they never looked back again.  And by this giving the Freak 

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But the real MVP of the game was a guy called, ummm oh yeah!, Jair Jurrjens!! Tonight he proved why everybody is saying that he is the best pitcher of the Atlanta Braves organization.  He tossed 7 2/3 strong innings allowing just 3 hits, 1 base per balls, 1 ER and struck out 9 batters.  After tonights win against the Giants, Jurrjens is 9-7 with a 2.67 ERA.  Rafael Soriano got his 14th save of the season, in a scary way alowing a run, but he saved it!

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So overall, great game for the Bravos and tonight they showed how you take down a Freak.

What about them Braves????????