Lincecum blanks Brewers

With the FOX Sports cameras there for Barry, another Giant showed up. Rookie pitcher Tim Lincecum started by allowing no baserunners the first time through the order, en route to 8 K’s in 8 IP and giving up only 4 hits. How? 73 of his 103 pitches were for strikes.
The 8-0 loss, however, did not hurt the Crew in the standings, as the Cubs lost earlier in the day.
Starter Dave Bush was credited with allowing 3 of the runs; reliever Chris Spurling got tagged for the other 5, although 3 of them scored while Derrick Turnbow was pitching.
Oh, yeah–lefty Brian Shouse pitched a scoreless 7th and 8th. Again, why lefty Manny Parra wasn’t brought in is beyond me…no matter, as the Crew couldn’t muster any offense today anyway.
The Giants go for the sweep tomorrow, sending struggling ace Barry Zito (7-9, 4.67) against Claudio Vargas (7-2, 4.47). No word yet if the other Barry will play or not.

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