Got a chance to watch nearly all of the Giants-A's game tonight, and it was a classic, with San Francisco prevailing 1-0 in a game where they only got 2 hits. The Giants young phenom Tim Lincecum won over the A's Justin Duchscherer, who had a four game winning streak snapped, and in losing only lowered his ERA to 1.91, to lead the majors.
But Lincecum is really something, and what is amazing is that when he's out there, he looks like he's about 12 years old. And small - I was thinking while watching him tonight that in terms of stature he reminded me of Ron Guidry, and sure enough both are "just" 5'11".
Now that the Barry era is over, and with a good draft behind us this year, it looks like the Giants might actually have some promise, and Lincecum will be the linchpin of whatever they're able to pull off in the next few years.
But he's only 24, he's pitched a lot of innings, and he looks like a damn kid out there. Nervous time.