Tim Lincecum is now (23-1) when he gets three or more runs of support. Marshall gave him that in the first inning — game over.
Not to mention, the Giants are (11-0) when scoring first. Nothing Marshall could do after the first to change that mark either.
Can’t fault the Cub hitters. Lincecum was on his game. All told, 113 pitches, 70-percent going for strikes.
You can’t play from behind and expect to win against this guy…at least not when he’s living up to his reputation on the bump like Tuesday afternoon.
Special day for Bobby Scales. Thrilled to see him in the starting lineup. And, he played well on both sides of the ball.
If Bobby never sees another major league at-bat, which seems unlikely, at least he can hang his hat on getting a hit off the reigning Cy Young Award winner — a single down the left field line in the fifth.
Hats off to the Cubs fan who tossed Scales’ first hit back into the dugout. Makes Chicago fans look smart, which they are. Tampa fans should take note.