The Giants’ player, Tim Lincecum made a name for himself by hitting a second time at the game in San Diego.
As the manager of San Francisco Giants, Bruce Bochy, saw his favorite player, Tim Lincecum go ahead and hit those big ones, he felt confident that Tim had it in him to achieve fame.
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The manager furthermore spoke of how Tim had such extreme focus that he pitched just right and was a winner right from the beginning. He was the top man in the series. There was no one like him.
"He had such a great focus," Bochy said. "He really was an artist out there today, I thought. He pitched very efficiently, had all his pitches working, hitting his spots. And I'm not just saying this."
"Early in the game, I said, 'He's got a chance to throw a no-hitter here,' just the way he was locked in and had everything working for him."
The more the manager looked at Tim the more he became convinced that Tim could throw a no-hitter. And he was correct on this one. Tim gave it his best shot and soon he was leading his team to victory.
Tim Lincecum later on confessed that he was glad to be associated with a team such as the Giants. The level of companionship he got from his colleagues in the game caused him to play even better and shine in the field.
"Any time your name is alongside any of the Giants greats who have come through and put on this uniform, it's always a blessing," Lincecum said. "It's always very cool to be able to make that comparison yourself. Everybody else is. Just to be in that company allows me a chance to pat myself on the back a little bit."
The manager said that the whole game was virtually Tim’s to lead by the nose. He was the star attraction of the show. "It was the Tim Lincecum Show," Bochy said.
"His delivery, he just looked more compact, it looked like he was putting less effort in it and just hitting his spots," Bochy said. "You see those great athletes when they get in the zone. He just looked like he was in a good zone early in the ballgame."
Tim Lincecum played beautifully and he absolutely did his stuff out there before the cheering crowd. In his style of play, it almost appeared that he was doing things effortlessly.
The amount of flow he generated in his style shows that he had the bull by the horns. With concise and precise delivery, Tim made good that fateful day in San Diego.
He did his time and took his chances. And he went the distance to see the game through. The ball, the hitters and the pitch all combined in a strange amalgam that proved that winning is everything and to hell with how you play the game!
I didn't feel like my stuff was great," Lincecum said. "(The) more it was down the more movement it had. I was getting the ground balls I needed and the weak pop flies. I was just leaning on that. I didn't feel like it was a stuff day. It just felt like it was a location day for me."
The Giants were in need of a man who would save them from defeat. And Tim proved to be the saving grace that came to the team members’ rescue. He gave them what they wanted and so for now at least he is a hero.
"He could throw any pitch he wanted at any time," rival team's first baseman Tommy Medica said. "He threw a lot of off-speed pitches. He kept guys off balance. He got some luck with the hard hit balls. We had been hitting the ball real well all over this yard against these guys the last two days."
"Obviously, he's got the stuff to do what he did today. He's shown that before. It's just a matter of what Timmy you're going to get when you face him."
Source: Yahoo! Sports