Former Washington Pitcher to Start Game One of the World Series
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Former WASHINGTON pitcher Tim Lincecum, a two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, takes the mound Wednesday at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series. Lincecum leads the Giants in their first World Series appearance since 2002, where they will face the Texas Rangers at 4:30 p.m. PT.
In yet another postseason game featuring dominant starting pitchers, Lincecum will face off against the Rangers' ace Cliff Lee, who carries a 3-0 record and 0.75 ERA this postseason. Lincecum has a 2-1 postseason record and 1.93 ERA. In his first postseason appearance, he pitched a two-hitter and struck out 14 as the Giants beat the Atlanta Braves, 1-0, in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. Lincecum also won the duel with the Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay in Game 1 on the NL Championship Series.
A two-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year while at Washington, Lincecum became the first Husky ever taken in the first round of the Major League draft when the Giants selected him 10th in the 2006 draft. He finished his UW career with Husky single-season records for wins (12) and strikeouts (199) and career records for wins (30), starts (51), innings (342.0), walks (216), and strikeouts (491). A Collegiate Baseball first team All-American, Lincecum also owns the Pac-10 record for career strikeouts (491).