(DENVER) — Tim Lincecum pitched the shortest game of his career on Wednesday night at Coors Field. He gave up six runs in 2 1/3 innings, but was still fortunate enough to not suffer the loss.
The Rockies (2-3) went on to pound out 11 more runs after that for a 17-8 win, beating San Francisco (1-4).
“A lot of pitches thrown in 2 1-3,” said Lincecum. “Just sloppy baseball for me. Not really executing pitches, missing a lot, and it’s going to hurt you, especially in this park.”
On top of the 17 runs by Colorado, they also added 22 hits.
“That’s a pretty good way to break out offensively,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “That put a smile on a lot of peoples’ faces tonight.”
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was 3 for 5 with four RBI’s.
“We made him throw strikes, we didn’t chase pitches,” said Gonzalez of the team’s approach against Lincecum.
Guillermo Mota (0-1) suffered the loss in relief for the Giants.
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