The Giants had yet to score a single run through the first six innings of Monday’s game against Texas ace Cliff Lee, but a timely seventh-inning three-run homer off the bat of San Francisco Shortstop Edgar Renteria would prove to be the only run support Tim “The Freak” Lincecum would need.
The two-time Cy Young Award Winner was so freaky on the mound you’d swear Halloween had been extended an extra day. Lincecum dominated the Powerful Texas Rangers lineup through 8 innings, surrendering only three hits and walking just two batters while striking out 10.
For the Giants, it’s their first World Series title since the days of Willie Mays; for Lincecum, it was the cherry on top of a postseason performance that featured four wins in five trips to the mound as a starting pitcher. Lincecum also amassed 43 total strikeouts over 37 innings of work during the Giants run to the title.
"This whole season came to fruition here in this series,” Lincecum said. “Now we can let it all pour out and enjoy it." Which is exactly what he did. Lincecum and his Giants teammates popped enough bubbly to fill a Lil Wayne rap video. With champagne flowing through the clubhouse, San Francisco catcher Buster Posey described Lincecum’s performance as : “As good as ever”.
No doubt about it: Lincecum and the rest of the newly-crowned MLB Champions were getting their freak on ‘til the early morning.
Check out Tim Lincecum’s postgame ESPN interview here, and a Fox Sports chat with Tim and Brian Wilson below:
On the streets of San Francisco, Giants fan Giovanni reacts to The Freak’s performance (courtesy of The Bay Citizen):