San Francisco Giants
March 31, 2011 by staff
San Francisco Giants, The San Francisco Giants begin defense of their crown at the World Series on Thursday night on the road against their rivals, as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Day MLB Paris action.
Calling “The Freak” for a reason. Some of the things that Tim Lincecum on the mound are just downright scary, and now he can flash a World Series ring to boot. Lincecum won 49 games the past three seasons, and last year was his worst ERA of the bunch … only 3.43 … However, you know that Lincecum will give you sleeves and give you a ton of strikeouts. He has at least 231 K in each of his last three seasons and has been averaging over per year in this segment. However, it will not be the only man to watch in this game Keep an eye very close to Buster Posey behind the plate. Posey came last year has been strong and a key in the playoffs, and he returned to spring training this year and more than 0,400 hit and helped lead the G-Men at one of the best brands of pre season in the game could be the missing link for a team that frankly was not all that great last season offensive. It will also hurt that Brian Wilson, the team closer, is not available for this battle MLB opening day.
This is a big time game for the Dodgers. It’s their first home game out of a season just is not going so well, their rivals are in town, and they will flash their new World Series rings. No, a match is not close to a full season, but it is also the first game of the first full season for Manager Don Mattingly, and he would win this series to fans in Hollywood on his side. Clayton Kershaw is the young man he sent to the bump of Paris MLB opening day action, and for good reason. Of course, Kershaw has only won 21 games during his starts in the last two seasons, but his ERA has stayed below 3.00 in the beginning. He threw well over 370 rounds, and knocked to 212 strikeouts last season. It also helps that the last game that he arrayed against these giants has been a complete game shutout, the first and only complete game of his career. Kershaw allowed four hits in the complete game -0 victory, and he did not walk a batter.
Yet when things go wrong, Lincecum is 7-1 on the course of his last eight starts against the Dodgers, something that cannot be ignored. Kershaw may improve, but it is not a MLB Opening Day starter. Back Champs.
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