The Stat Line of the Night – 8/31/10 – Jose Bautista
The Stat Line of the Night – 9/1/10 – Tim Lincecum
Even the best pitchers can go into a funk. Tim Lincecum just had a stretch where he took five losses in a row and hadn’t won a game in over a month. Last night the Giants battled the Rockies in San Francisco and Lincecum was dueling against Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Lincecum finally found his mojo.
Lincecum allowed only five hits, walked one and struck out nine. He shut down the Rockies giving up just one run over eight innings. And most importantly, he picked up his 12th win of the year in a game that had playoff race implications. The Giants gained a game on the 1st-place Padres and are now just three games back in the NL West. The Pads are going the wrong way — they just lost their seventh game in a row.
After seeing his ERA increase by almost a run over the last month, Lincecum finally had an excellent outing. Jiminez also pitched great, but The Stat Line of the Night for 9/1/10 goes to Tim Lincecum.