Tim Lincecum pitched six spotless innings and third baseman Pablo Sandoval made a diving play to save the San Francisco Giants in their 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Poor situational hitting left the Arizona Diamondbacks one win shy of a series sweep. They’ll look to rebound against Tim Lincecum, who they’ve hammered over the last three seasons, as he starts for the San Francisco Giants in Friday night’s opener at Chase Field.
Jon Lester retired the first nine Giants in order before Andres Torres lined a single to left leading off the fourth.
Brandon Belt homered and Pablo Sandoval had three hits for the last-place Giants, who have lost eight of 11 to fall a season-high 15 games under .500 (52-67).
Lincecum attempts to turn in another strong outing to help the San Francisco Giants avoid a seventh straight loss in the nation’s capital on Wednesday night.
Tim Lincecum pitched another gem, allowing only one hit over eight shutout innings and leading the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Thursday.
Tim Lincecum hasn’t won since his no-hitter last month, but San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy likes the way the right-hander has been throwing.
The San Francisco Giants are listening on potential trades for outfielder Hunter Pence, starter Tim Lincecum and reliever Javier Lopez, their three major free agents, but a person connected to the Giants organization pegged the price as “very strong” on Pence and Lincecum.
Tim Lincecum had hoped his first career no-hitter would propel him to a strong start in the second half with the reigning World Series champions. Nine days after being at his absolute best, the San Francisco right-hander looked like a completely different pitcher.
Tim Lincecum (5-10) was roughed up in his first start since throwing his first career no-hitter in a 148-pitch performance July 13.