Originally written April 04, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
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Not since his very first career start against the Philadelphia Phillies and Game 1 of the 2010 World Series has there been a more anticipated start for San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum then last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Coming off his worse season as a professional pitcher, many eyes were glued to the television set wondering how he would look in his first start of the 2013 season. Was it the best start of his career?  By all means no.  Was it even the best start of the three game series?  Absolutely not.  You can argue that besides his counterpart in last night’s game, Dodgers’ starter Josh Beckett, it was probably the worst start by a starting pitcher in the series.  Was it the start that most Giants fans had hoped he would have?  Maybe?  Lincecum’s final line:  5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 7 BB, 4 SO, 0.00 ERA, with 46 balls and 45 strikes thrown, and 1 W.  It wasn’t pretty, but for this Giants fan, I came away from the game somewhat pleased by this pitching line...
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