Found April 11, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
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[caption id="attachment_47" align="alignnone" width="234" caption="Lincecum and the Giants take on the Rockies tonight at 5:40 p.m."][/caption] Tim Lincecum had one of his worst outings in his Major league Career last Friday in the season opener against Arizona. Lincecum looks to forget about his nightmare 1st inning where he gave up 2 Home runs and allowing 3 runs in the 1st. Lincecum said after the game that he knew he made mistakes, and that he couldn't get in a rhythm early in the game. Lucky for Timmy, the Giants offense is coming off a great performance on Monday, led by Pablo Sandoval. Pablo is 6/16 with 2 Home runs and 6 RBI's entering the 5th game of the year. Today the Giants will face right hander Jeremy Guthrie for the Rockies who is 1-0 after pitching 7 innings allowing 3 runs in his first start against Houston. Guthrie has faced the Giants once in his career, where he gave up 6 runs and earned a loss. Also there are a couple of guys on the Giants who have given Guthrie some problems in the past. That is Melky Cabrera and Aubrey Huff. Melky's is 11/31 career against Guthrie and has a home run and 7 RBI's against him. Look for Melky to have a good game at the plate, especially since the ball will be carrying at Coors tonight. Huff has faced Guthrie only 6 times but has 4 hits in those at bats including a homer. besides facing Sandoval and those two, Guthrie will also have to face Posey who will be back in the lineup. I feel pretty confident that Lincecum is going to pitch a sound game tonight. Especially after watching Zito's amazing game on Monday, he must be amped to get out there and get back on track. I predict a Giants victory tonight with the score being 8-3.
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