(SportsNetwork.com) – Tim Lincecum did everything right in his season debut
except get the win.
The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner tries to follow up his
brilliant effort on Wednesday when the San Francisco Giants close out a three-
game series versus the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.
Lincecum scattered four hits and struck out five over seven scoreless innings
on Friday in San Diego, but did not factor in the decision of his team’s 1-0
“I got some fastballs by guys that set up my off-speed pitches,” Lincecum
said. “… I don’t think I leaned on any one pitch more than the other.”
Lincecum has traditionally been a quick starter, as the Freak now owns a 17-9
record with a 3.18 ERA in March/April games.
Colorado, meanwhile, will counter with lefty Tyler Matzek, who struggled with
his control his first time out. Matzek only gave up a run in four innings, but
walked three batters and hit two more. He was removed with two on and no outs
in the fifth and did not get a decision in his team’s 5-1 win.
Colorado’s early season roll continued on Tuesday, as Corey Dickerson finished
with three hits, three runs scored and an RBI to power the Rockies past the
DJ LeMahieu and Wilin Rosario each drove in a run for the Rockies, who have
started a season 5-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history.
Colorado starter Christian Bergman struck out four over four scoreless innings
and Scott Oberg (1-0) tossed a scoreless fifth inning to earn the win in his
major league debut.
Angel Pagan supplied three hits and a run, while Matt Duffy drove in the
Giants’ lone run in the team’s fifth straight loss. Tim Hudson (0-1) received
no help from his offense after giving up three runs on eight hits with four
strikeouts over seven innings.
“We have to find a way to get these guys to relax,” San Francisco manager
Bruce Bochy said. “It’s frustrating because we are getting some good
Colorado was 10-9 versus the Giants last season.
As has been tradition each April 15 since 2009, Major League Baseball will
celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with all players and on-field personnel wearing
No. 42 during that day’s games, including the Civil Rights Game at Dodger