Tim Lincecum looked worthy of some Cy Young hype with his effort agains the Pittsurgh Pirates Monday night. Lincecum pitched a complete gams and struck out 15 Pirates. The San Francisco Giants won the game 4-2. The two Pirate runs were unearned gifts courtesy of wishy-washy and heavily traveled shortstop Edgar Renteria.
Lincecum only surrendered three hits and made the Pirate lineup look foolish from top to bottom. No doubt about it, The Freak was cranked up and rolling at the bay!
Granted the fete was somewhat downplayed because it happened against the Karen Carpenter-offense of Pittsburgh. The Pirates had been shut out their last two starts and Lincecum was not the man they needed to see to get the offensive bus moving forward.