Showing posts with label Tim Lincecum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Lincecum. Show all posts

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Preview: Game 63 - Mets at Giants - Wheeler (2-5) vs Lincecum (4-4)


Preview: Game 63
New York Mets (28-34) at San Francisco Giants (41-21)

Pitching Probables:
Zack Wheeler (2-5) 3.89 ERA vs Tim Lincecum (4-4) 5.01 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 4:05 PM

Preview:

After rallying to win the first two games of this series, the Giants may be looking to make things easier on themselves in order to complete a sweep of the struggling New York Mets on Sunday.

San Francisco (41-21) owns the best home record in baseball at 21-9 behind a 2.72 ERA from the pitching staff. The pitchers have continued to deliver during an 8-1 run, compiling a 2.11 ERA, and the rotation has posted a 1.94 mark.

Despite the recent dominance on the mound, it's the bats that have come through against New York (28-34).

Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to complete the Giants' rally in Friday's 4-2 victory. They pushed across two in the ninth Saturday, with Michael Morse connecting for a walkoff single in a 5-4 win.

The offense hasn't needed to do much when Tim Lincecum (4-4, 5.01 ERA) takes the mound against the Mets, but he's also looking to bounce back from one of the worst performances of his career.

The right-hander is 5-0 with a 1.32 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 41 innings over his last six starts against New York. Four of those outings came at home, where he's gone 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA.

Lincecum has been much better at home than on the road this season, going 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA in seven starts as host compared to a 6.84 ERA with the same record away from AT&T Park.

Those road woes continued Tuesday, when he was hammered for a career high-tying eight runs and six hits, while issuing three walks in 4 1/3 innings of an 8-3 loss at Cincinnati.

The Mets are the brink of a six-game losing streak for the first time since May 10-15, 2013.

The relievers have been a major problem, surrendering 10 runs in 12 1/3 innings over the past five games, and Jenrry Mejia's efforts aren't helping.

The right-hander has giving up six runs in 2 1/3 innings over his last four appearances. He blew his first save of the season by allowing two runs in the ninth Saturday, putting the leadoff hitter on base with a wild pitch after striking him out.

Zack Wheeler (2-5, 3.89) was let down by the bullpen Tuesday, when he struck out seven batters in 6 2/3 scoreless innings only for the relievers to allow both runs in a 2-1 defeat to the Chicago Cubs.

The right-hander is certainly doing his part with a 1.37 ERA over his last three starts, but he has just a 1-1 record to show for it since he's been backed by three total runs in the two outings he didn't win.

Wheeler got plenty of help in his only start at San Francisco on July 10, yielding one run and three hits in seven innings of a 7-2 victory.

David Wright is mired in a 1-for-18 slump during the losing streak, and he's 3 for 23 with 13 strikeouts versus Lincecum.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Commentary: With Harvey out, Will the Mets throw money at Starting Pitching Free Agents in 2014?


Commentary: With Harvey out, Will the Mets throw money at Starting Pitching Free Agents in 2014?


Now that the Mets have lost Matt Harvey possibly for most of the 2014 season due to possible Tommy John Surgery, the Mets must decide in the off-season how to replace their ace if they look to contend in 2014.

One option the Mets have is going is the Free Agency way. The Mets have money to spend due to multiple players coming off the books including Johan Santana.

Matt Garza will be the number one starter on the 2014 Free agency market and may demand large numbers on the open market, so I don't envision him a possibility.

The Mets could go a different route (more frugal way ) and look at pitchers Josh Johnson and Tim Lincecum, both whom having off years.

Johnson has had injuries this season and Lincecum has shown some greatness this season in throwing a no-hitter.

Both in their prime and have lead teams as aces in the past. Both could use a zip code change and be penciled in on any rotation at the top.

Lincecum's Career Stats:
Year Age Tm W L ERA GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO
2007 23 SFG 7 5 4.00 24 0 0 146.1 122 70 65 12 65 150
2008 24 SFG 18 5 2.62 33 2 1 227.0 182 72 66 11 84 265
2009 25 SFG 15 7 2.48 32 4 2 225.1 168 69 62 10 68 261
2010 26 SFG 16 10 3.43 33 1 1 212.1 194 84 81 18 76 231
2011 27 SFG 13 14 2.74 33 1 1 217.0 176 74 66 15 86 220
2012 28 SFG 10 15 5.18 33 0 0 186.0 183 111 107 23 90 190
2013 29 SFG 7 13 4.55 26 1 1 158.1 146 86 80 17 63 165
7 Yrs 86 69 3.46 214 9 6 1372.1 1171 566 527 106 532 1482
162 Game Avg. 14 11 3.46 34 1 1 218 186 90 84 17 84 235
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/27/2013.

Josh Johnson's Career Stats:
Year Age Tm W L ERA GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO
2005 21 FLA 0 0 3.65 1 0 12.1 11 5 5 0 10 10
2006 22 FLA 12 7 3.10 24 0 157.0 136 63 54 14 68 133
2007 23 FLA 0 3 7.47 4 0 15.2 26 17 13 1 12 14
2008 24 FLA 7 1 3.61 14 1 87.1 91 36 35 7 27 77
2009 25 FLA 15 5 3.23 33 2 209.0 184 77 75 14 58 191
2010 26 FLA 11 6 2.30 28 1 183.2 155 51 47 7 48 186
2011 27 FLA 3 1 1.64 9 0 60.1 39 13 11 2 20 56
2012 28 MIA 8 14 3.81 31 0 191.1 180 84 81 14 65 165
2013 29 TOR 2 8 6.20 16 0 81.1 105 64 56 15 30 83
9 Yrs 58 45 3.40 160 4 998.0 927 410 377 74 338 915
162 Game Avg. 12 9 3.40 33 1 206 191 84 78 15 70 189
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/27/2013.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Matchup Report: Tim Lincecum vs Mets - Mets will look for Murphy and Davis to provide some offense against Lincecum



New York Mets Career statistics vs. Tim Lincecum
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Mike Baxter1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jason Bay10 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 .200 .333 .200 .533
Ronny Cedeno3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis9 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .333 .400 .333 .733
Lucas Duda3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston9 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 .111 .273 .111 .384
Daniel Murphy8 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 .375 .375 .625 1.000
Ruben Tejada5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Josh Thole5 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .600 1.100
Justin Turner3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
David Wright17 2 0 0 0 1 2 11 .118 .211 .118 .328
Totals73154004929.205.293.260.553

The Mets will face the Giants Ace Tim Lincecum this afternoon and the Mets just like the rest of the NL have not hit him. The Mets hitters that have faced him are collectively batting .205 (15 for 73).

Only David Murphy (.375) and Ike Davis (.333) have had some success against Lincecum... While hot hitting David Wright has done poorly against him hitting only .205  ....All in all, it should make for a interesting afternoon...

LGM!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Recap: Game 90 - Mets at Giants - Lincecum enough to tame Mets


Final Score: San Francisco 3, New York 1

The Giants scored twice in the first inning and it proved to be enough for Tim Lincecum and the bullpen, as San Francisco eked by the New York Mets, 3-1, in the middle installment of a three-game series.

Lincecum (7-7) lasted six innings and gave up one run on four hits and four walks to win for just the second time in eight starts. Santiago Casilla, Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo combined to keep New York silent over the final three frames.

Pablo Sandoval extended his hitting streak to 20 games, going 2-for-4 with an RBI for San Francisco, which has won three of its last four.

Chris Capuano (8-8) yielded a pair of runs on four hits and four walks in a six-inning start to take the loss.

"[Capuano] gave us a chance to win, that's all you can ask," Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy said. "He threw the ball well."

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