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San Francisco Giants
Tim Lincecum was hoping to stop the worst skid of his career when he pitched in front of family and friends during his homecoming Saturday night.
It ended up being more of the same.
Casper Wells and Jesus Montero greeted Lincecum with long first-inning home runs, Franklin Gutierrez's infield single in the sixth gave Seattle the lead for good and the Mariners snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Lincecum (2-8) was the focal point of the evening thanks to his personal five-game losing streak and his first start in Seattle, where he was a prep star and national collegiate player of the year at Washington. Instead it became another night of frustration for the two-time Cy Young Award winner, who was unable to hold a 4-2 lead and was done just one costly batter into the sixth inning.
Montero led off the sixth with a single and eventually scored the go-ahead run when Gutierrez hit a hard chopper down the third-base line that Joaquin Arias ...
BEST OF MAXIM
He is a star pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He has been consistently excellent during his career -- especially the last three seasons, in each of which he has reached double-digit wins and posted a sub-3.15 ERA. He has rocketed to an 8-2 start with 96 strikeouts this season, with a 2.18 ERA and a WHIP of 0.95. He recently authored what many are calling one of the most impressive...
Per a press release from the Seattle Mariners on June 16 the Mariners called up left-hander Oliver Perez from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned right-hander Steve Delabar to Tacoma. They also designated outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang for assignment.Perez, 30, was 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Tacoma. His 12.19 strikeouts per nine innings led Pacific Coast relievers.Delabar...
Evaluating the M’s sixth starter
Erasmo Ramirez started the season in the Seattle Mariners bullpen, but it was soon realized that using him as a reliever wasn’t getting the best value from the 22 year old youngster.
So off he went to Tacoma to stretch out his arm.
While with the AAA team, Ramirez played in 7 games going 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA.
It is no secret that the M’s pitching...
MLB Interleague Matchup Insight Giants vs M’s Game 2
Ok I’ve been trying to get a read on the Mariners for a bit here with my bets, so I’ve been laying off for a couple weeks. I almost dropped some money on a few last week but glad I didn’t. I have a pretty good read on them right now though. I’m not sure Vegas does.
San Francisco Giants vs Seattle Mariners
Like I would know what Tim Lincecum has to do to turn his 2012 season around and straighten out his delivery mechanics. Get real. Same goes for speculation from anyone else who has an opinion but doesn't have a desk in Dave Righetti's office.Dozens of apparently out of work MLB pitching coaches have been contacting San Francisco sportstalk radio shows nonstop to tell the...
Aubrey Huff has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the San Francisco Giants after he sprained his right knee during the celebration for Matt Cain's perfect game against Houston.
The Giants made the move before opening an interleague series in Seattle on Friday. They also purchased the contract of Justin Christian from Triple-A Fresno and put him in the starting lineup...
The Seattle Mariners called up left-hander Oliver Perez from Triple-A Tacoma and optioned right-hander Steve Delabar to Tacoma. They also designated outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang for assignment. Perez, 30, was 2-2 with a 4.65 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Tacoma. His 12.19 strikeouts per nine innings led Pacific Coast relievers. Delabar made one appearance in his most recent...
On April eighth, Mariners top pitching prospect Danny Hultzen allowed five earned runs in his first Double-A start. Since then, the University of Virginia product has taken the hill a dozen times for the Jackson Generals allowing only five additional earned runs. This stretch of consecutive dominant outings has Mariners fans and prospect fans alike wondering how long it will take...
Buster Posey is one of the best young catchers in baseball. But he doesn't have enough All-Star votes for his team's liking, so the Giants are launching a rap video campaign to get him in. The team released a music video featuring the stylings of rapper E-40 (a.k.a. Earl Stevens) called "Vote 25 On It," urging fans to go online and vote for their prospective All...
After giving up five runs in five innings in Seattle on Saturday, Tim Lincecum‘s ERA now stands at 6.19. However, his 3.87 FIP and 3.82 xFIP stand in stark contrast to that mark, and his walk rate, strikeout rate, and home run (or fly ball) rate suggest that his process and results haven’t lined up in the season’s first two months. You can essentially trace the cause of his...
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