Tim Lincecum had a another nice showing today, going 3 2/3 innings allowing three hits, no runs, three walks, and a whopping seven strikeouts as the San Francisco Giants beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 at Scottsdale Stadium. The Mariners had their opportunites against Lincecum, including a loaded bases situation against Timmy in the 3rd, but he got out of it with back-to-back strikeouts with his devastating change-up. Lincecum was also one pitch away from getting four strikeouts in the forth inning after a past ball third strike against Seattle’s Jack Cust advanced him to first base.
Brian Wilson made his Spring Training debut today pitching one full inning no hits, no runs, and two strikeouts. Giants beat writer Andrew Baggerly tweeted this after the game:
Brian Wilson on first inning since World Series clincher: "Picked up where I left off. I like it.
After some criticism of Miguel Tejada’s fielding abilities by beat writer Andrew Baggerly, he made an excellent leaping catch in the first inning to rob Seattle’s Adam Kennedy of a hit and force a double play. He followed that up with a huge two RBI triple in the 3rd inning. Buster Posey smashed a 2 RBI double off the right field wall in the fifth inning making it 7 RBI thus far is Spring Training for him.
PANDA WATCH: Pablo Sandoval confidently blasted a fastball for an RBI single scoring Buster from second base in the second inning, he also reached base on a fielding error in the 6th. Kung Fu also made an agile leaping grab in the fifth inning robbing Milton Bradley of a base hit. With all the weight loss his mobility and range on the field have definitely increased.
Jonathan Sanchez will get the start for the Giants tomorrow as they face the Texas Rangers for their first World Series rematch at 6:05 PT (7:05 MT). It will be the first televised game for the G-Men in Spring Training and will air on CSN Bay Area.