Mis-4-tune Continues for Freak and Giants in Cincinnati

Published on 4-Jun-2014 by Spock1

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Mis-4-tune Continues for Freak and Giants in Cincinnati

The Freak has shown signs of actually earning his paycheck, unlike some other Giants we know and love.

Tim Lincecum has one giant statistic going on, what with his eight wins in twelve starts. It is a number that belies his modest 4-4 won-lost pitching record.

Now, if he could just figure out the Cincinnati Reds like when he came out of the pen and figured out the Cincinnati Reds:

In Lincecum's most recent start against the team on the wrong end of  his playoff triumph-for-the-ages relief appearance, he endured another does of their regular-season revenge.

Reds kick Tim's butt

In fact, everything is coming up 4s for Timmy and his intrepid teammates wearing the Orange & Black:

  • He coughed up four runs in the first inning and four runs again in the fifth to lose to the Reds at the Great American Ball Park.
  • The Giants committed four errors in the opening game of their visit to Cincinnati.
  • Tim lasted a mere 4.333 innings.
  • The G's left four men on base and were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

He may be no fortunate son against the Reds, but it could be worse.