The most intriguing pitching matchup in baseball today has to be Tim Lincecum and Stephen Strasburg. The game will be played in the sunshine at AT&T Park in San Francisco this afternoon, and I’d love to be there.
Lincecum has gone from being one of the undisputed top few pitchers in the game the past few seasons to a bafflingly miserable lower echelon ranking this season. Strasburg — the latest in a series of pitching messiahs — is living up to his billing.
Timmy has a bit of extra motivation for this start, and I’ll bet Strasburg is revved up high as well. Let’s hope it’s a good one!