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» Thu May 03, 2007 4:28 pm
Tim Lincecum might pitch Sunday...
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» Thu May 03, 2007 5:20 pm
O.G. Broe wrote:Tim Lincecum might pitch Sunday...

No way!? Why haven't I heard of this?? :D :shock:
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» Thu May 03, 2007 10:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO -- One day after the Kentucky Derby, the Giants likely will turn loose their most heralded thoroughbred.
Right-hander Tim Lincecum, who has overmatched the Pacific Coast League with Triple-A Fresno, is the probable starter for Sunday's series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park. Lincecum would replace Russ Ortiz, who went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right elbow neuritis.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy hedged only slightly when asked if Lincecum, 22, would make his Giants debut by filling Sunday's vacancy.

"We're expecting him to make that start," Bochy said. "But, obviously, we have a roster move to make if that's the case. So we're still thinking about it."

The Giants recalled infielder Kevin Frandsen from Fresno to take Ortiz's spot on the active roster.

Expectations have surrounded Lincecum since last June, when the Giants made him their No. 1 selection (10th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft and paid him a $2.025 million bonus. But the sense of anticipation soared even more once the season began and Lincecum dominated opponents through each of his five starts. He's 4-0 with an 0.29 ERA -- that's one earned run allowed in 31 innings -- while allowing 12 hits and walking 11. He has struck out 46, including 14 in his most recent start last Sunday against Colorado Springs.

As impressive as Lincecum looked in that game, Frandsen said that his previous effort might have demonstrated his competitive maturity more accurately. Facing Tucson on April 23, Lincecum surrendered his only run of the season in the second inning when he issued a leadoff walk, hit the next batter and flung a wild pitch before allowing a sacrifice fly. But Lincecum recovered to throw 6 1/3 no-hit innings, missing a chance to complete a no-hitter in the seven-inning contest (it was part of a doubleheader) because he exhausted his pitch count.

"That made me feel like he was ready for something bigger because he doesn't give in," Frandsen said, comparing Lincecum's stubbornness to Matt Cain's. "It's fun playing behind him. You want to see what's gonna happen."

Sunday's game happens to be scheduled for a national telecast on ESPN. But Bochy, who managed Lincecum in Spring Training, believes that the University of Washington product can cope with the hype.

"They're all TV games now," Bochy said. "If it is Timmy, that's not going to come into play with what he does. This is a tough kid. He handled himself well in the spring. If it turns out he makes that start, he'll be fine."

Having experienced a small measure of fuss as a native of nearby San Jose when he made his Giants debut last season, Frandsen can identify with what Lincecum will encounter. But, Frandsen said, "If he does what he normally does, which I honestly think he'll do, San Francisco is going to be in for a treat."
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» Thu May 03, 2007 10:49 pm
All I can say is F*CK YEAH! Can't wait for Sunday.
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» Thu May 03, 2007 11:02 pm
Oh, hell yeah.

New contender for ROY! :D

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» Fri May 04, 2007 3:26 pm
Tim Lincecum aka... Sea Biscuit.... When he debuts on ESPN sunday night = BEST SPORTS WEEK in bay area history.

-Warriors clinching thursday night
-Bonds (HIT MORE HR!!)
-Sharks going to the series
-Capping it off with the PHENOM....

SPEECHLESS.... :D
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» Fri May 04, 2007 4:22 pm
Everyone of my fantasy teams just got incredibly better.

I think he'll be better than Liriano was last year.
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» Fri May 04, 2007 9:55 pm
This will be quite the after birthday party treat for me. Saturday is partying hard for cinco de mayo and my birthday! :bday: Then... off to see Lincecum's debut right here... IN SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA!! :D
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» Sat May 05, 2007 1:33 am
xbaywarrior wrote:This will be quite the after birthday party treat for me. Saturday is partying hard for cinco de mayo and my birthday! :bday:


Not much to say about baseball, but... HAPPY B-DAY, XBAY :headbang:
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» Sat May 05, 2007 11:26 am
:bday: Thanks. All I can say is that today... It's Goin' Down.
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» Sat May 05, 2007 1:20 pm
My buddy's birthday is on Cinco de Mayo, too. Always a fun holiday to have a birthday on. :wink:

Happy Birthday, XBay!
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» Sat May 05, 2007 9:48 pm
And a bday present from the Giants, Bonds hits 744 and they win 9-4. Just waiting on my present from Lincecum!
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» Sun May 06, 2007 10:49 am
LINCECUM DEBUTS TODAY!

Don't look back, kid. Just throw 'em the fire. :wink:

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» Sun May 06, 2007 6:35 pm
Hey guys I have 2k7 and I havent got the roster update and therefore Tim Lincecum or Ted Lincoln isnt in the game.

Can somone post his CAP and attributes for me so I can create him in my game. He is my favorite player and I would love to add him to my game.

It will be greatly appreciated, and once again can somone please do this.
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» Sun May 06, 2007 11:57 pm
I'll do it if I find time.

Of course... you'd expect Lincecum to show some type of struggle in his major league debut. 100 pitches through 4 1/2 innings. Had 5 nice strikeouts. They lost, Tim struggled, but what rookie doesn't? All I know is Lincecum's future is very bright.

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