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Friday, October 29, 2010

Fil-Am Tim Lincecum help giants win first game

Filipino-American Tim Lincecum yielded 4 runs and 8 hits, bolstering the San Francisco (SF) Giants in Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers. The right-handed pitcher, nicknamed “The Freak,” helped the Giants beat the American League champions, 11-7, in the Major League Baseball (MLB) best-of-seven final.

Filipino-American Tim Lincecum is a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He is nicknamed "The Freak", and "The Franchise". He throws right-handed and bats left-handed.Lincecum is known for his long stride, unorthodox mechanics, and ability to generate high velocity despite his slight build of 5'11", 172 lbs. Lincecum has won the last two National League Cy Young Awards, and was the first second-year player to win the Cy Young since Dwight Gooden and Bret Saberhagen both won in 1985.
His repertoire includes a two-seam fastball that he throws from 90-93 mph, a changeup he grips like a splitter, a curveball notable for its sharp breaking action, a slider and a four-seam fastball that reaches the mid-nineties.

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