If you’re a baseball fan and I’m guessing if you read a blog here at mlblog you are you should take some time this month and watch the Giants play when "Tiny Tim" takes the mound. If he’s not being called little Oswalt or the right handed Sandy Koufax.
He was perfect over the first 3 innings. Delgado hit his first of two in the game off Tim in the 4th. Overall Lincecum pitched 5 shutout innings with 7IP in total, 3er, 3bb and 8K.
Willis wins his 7th and Gregg saves his 6th game of the season as the Marlins rally late to beat the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field for the second time in as many games. This late win didn’t come without it’s down moments as Willis served up a home run to both Derrek Lee and Ryan Theriot. After starting the game with 2 hits, Lee cooled off and went 0/3 for the rest of the night. 6 of the 7 hits that Willis let up were extra base hits but the Cubs managed to only score 4 runs, mostly due to bad base running by the Cubs.
Sergio Mitre takes on the other new Cubs pitcher, Ted Lilly in Chicago. Game time starts at 9:05AST
The Marlin’s lineup beats up on King Cole in the series opener on Tuesday night in Florida. Uggla, Ramirez, Willingham and Wood all double off Hamles who pitched 6 innings giving up 5 earned runs while walking 3 and striking out 8. Lost in the outing is Scott Olsen’s 4th win. Olsen pitched 6 innings allowing 4 hits, 3 walks and 3 earned runs while striking out 6. The story early in the game was Werth hitting a home run in the 1st and a two run homer in the 3rd giving the Phillies a 3 run lead after 3. Late and often the doubles came as the Marlins scored 4 in the sixth. Pinto and Lindstrom would come on to pitch in the 7th and 8th innings to hold the lead before the pen gave way to Gregg for his 4th save of the year. Gregg struck out 1 of the batters he faced and has 27 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched this year. Kevin Gregg has looked stellar in his last few outings as the Marlins’ new closer.
at bat in the seventh was coated with the charm of the Red Sox faithful. I could hear a fan telling Edger to retire.
It was too much fun as the ran pelted down.
was dealing. He had no ill effect from
the injured pinky. Striking out Eric
Hinske moved Smoltz passed Mickey Lolich for 17th all time with 2833
career strikeouts. Next on the list is Phillies’
great Jim Bunning with 2855. Schilling and
Pedro sit at 14th and 15th all time.