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Blown save keeps Tim Lincecum from 5-0

Apr 29, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

Tim Lincecum was brilliant Wednesday afternoon, racking up 11 strikeouts while holding the Phillies to one run through eight innings.
He stayed in to start the ninth inning, but was yanked at 106 pitches after walking Shane Victorino with one out and watched closer Brian Wilson cough up a 4-1 lead. Wilson came into the game with a 0.00 ERA, but the blown save kept Lincecum from joining Ubaldo Jimenez as the majors’ only 5-0 pitchers.
He’ll have to settle for being 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA, .175 opponents’ batting average, and 43/7 K/BB ratio in 35.1 innings. In winning his second straight Cy Young award last season Lincecum didn’t reach four victories until May 26.

  1. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Apr 29, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    He’ll have to settle for being 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA, .175 opponents’ batting average, and 43/7 K/BB ratio in 35.1 innings.

    Meanwhile, per KenTremendous’s tweet, Zack Greinke is on pace for the following season:
    251IP, 219Ks, 1.11 WHIP, 2.56ERA and an 0-16 record(!)

  2. Jonny5 - Apr 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    It just goes to show that only the best of pitchers can keep the Phillies bats quiet for any amount of time.

  3. APBA Guy - Apr 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    All of us in the Bay Area know that Wilson is a tremendous competitor, throws hard, works hard, but sometimes he loses command. When that happens, hello Mr. Blown Save. Fortunately as he gets older that happens less often.

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