Filipino-American Lincecum leads SF Giants to a World Series title

2 11 2010
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Tim Lincecum, the Filipino-American ace pitcher of the San Francisco Giants leads his team to a Game 5 victory to clinch the World Series against the Texas Rangers.  Unlike in game 1 where the batters got to the pitchers early, Game 5 was a royal pitching match-up between Lincecum and the Ranger’s Cliff Lee.  The game was scoreless for 6 full innings with the pitchers getting the better of the batters.  Things started to unravel when in the 7th inning Edgar Renteria hit a 3 run home run to push the Giants into the lead and on the verge of its first title in 56 years. Texas was only able to answer with 1 run in the bottom of that inning. Renteria ended up as the World Series MVP.

Lincecum finished the game with 1 Earned Run and 10 Ks.  The only run he gave up was a 397 ft homer by Nelson Cruz.  Brian Wilson got the saved after a 1-2-3 9th inning.

caloycomment: It’s a great win for the Giants.  They finally nailed one years after they have a fixture named Barry Bonds.  Lincecum has shown that he can win in the postseason.  I hope that his performance can somehow boost the interest of Filipinos with baseball. I hope he will visit the Philippines and encourage youngsters to take on this sport.


World Series: Giants take Game 1

28 10 2010
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What was expected to be a pitchers duel turned out to be a semi-batting practice by the San Francisco Giants.  The bats of San Francisco made the seemingly unhittable Cliff Lee look ordinary.  Freddy Sanchez had 3 doubles and was key in the six run 5th inning in putting the Giants ahead of the AL Champs Texas Rangers.

Ted Lincecum, who happens to be part Filipino did his part to limit the offense of the Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series.  The Rangers defense also helped the Giants by committing 4 errors.

caloycomment: It was great to see some offense in Game 1. Many bettors thought the Cliff Lee would just mow the down the batting order.  Boy, they were wrong. I would expect a series that will be full of Home runs and runs.  Giants in 6!!! 😉