tim lincecum pitches his ass off in giants playoff victory

I have to show some big love for pitcher Tim Lincecum, who threw like a beast in his playoff debut and led the San Francisco Giants to a 1-0 victory last night over the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the 2010 National League Division Series: Lincecum pitches Giants to victory in Game 1.

He may be young, skinny, and floppy-haired, but Lincecum was in top-form, pitching a two-hitter and striking out 14 Braves batters. He became just the 12th pitcher in Major League history with 14 or more strikeouts in a postseason game. They don't call him The Freak for nothing.

Okay, so San Francisco got some huge help from the umpire on a big blown call at second base. But I don't care. Yes, I'm a lifelong Giants fan, and dammit, that win feels pretty damn good. More on Lincecum's performance here: New pitch returns Lincecum to dominance.

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