TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Washington Nationals tonight in the second game of this three game series…RHP Jordan Zimmermann (13-6, 3.06) is scheduled to face RHP Tim Lincecum (6-11, 4.18).
ON THE HILL…RHP Tim Lincecum enters tonight’s game having turned in a quality start in eight of his last 12 outings and owns a 3.39 ERA (29er, 77.0ip) during that time frame.
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AMONG THE ALL-TIME GREATS…This season Tim Lincecum ranks fifth in the National league with 9.51 Ks per 9.0 innings…for his career, Lincecum’s career strikeout rate of 9.74 is the second-highest all-time among pitchers with at 1,000 innings thrown through their first seven season, behind only Kerry Wood (10.44).
STARTING STRONG…Giants starting pitchers have yielded opponents to 3 earned runs-or-fewer in their last 13 outings, posting a 2.04 ERA during that time…the last time SF’s starters went at least 13-straight games holding their opponents to 3 earned runs-or-fewer was Sept 4-20, 2011 when they went 15-straight games.
QUALITY COUNTS…SF starters have tossed quality starts in thirteen of their last seventeen games, fashioning a 2.14 ERA (26er, 109.1ip) in that span.
Earned a victory last Thursday in SF’s 4-1 win…recorded 18 swing and misses, which matched the second-most he has recorded in an outing this season.
Enters tonight’s game with 1,467 career strikeouts and is just 33 short on 1,500 for his career…looking at all pitchers since 1893 through their first seven seasons, Lincecum’s total ranks as the third-most, behind only Tom Seaver (1,655) and Bert Blyleven (1,546).
PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AT WASHINGTON AND UPCOMING SET AT MIAMI (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Wednesday, August 14 at Washington (4:05): RHP Jordan Zimmermann (13-6, 3.06) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-11, 4.18) – CSN-BA
- Thursday, August 15 at Washington (1:05): RHP Dan Haren (7-11, 4.99) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.71) – CSN-BA
- Friday, August 16 at Miami (4:10): RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-2, 2.82) vs. RHP Chad Gaudin (5-2, 2.42) – CSN-BA
- Saturday, August 17 at Miami (4:10): RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-1, 3.18) vs. RHP Matt Cain (7-8, 4.44) – CSN-BA
- Sunday, August 18 at Miami (10:10): RHP Tom Koehler (3-8, 4.62) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.73) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)