I attended my first San Francisco Giants game in at least a month last Sunday, July 28. By happy coincidence, my favorite Giant, Tim Lincecum, was on the mound.
Timmy pitched great — giving up just two runs in seven innings, and striking out 10. He also went 2-2 at the plate. You know the Giants’ offense is in serious trouble when Lincecum is the hottest hitter of the game. And so it was that the Giants were swept by (*gulp*) the Cubbies for the first time in 20 years. Final score: 2-1. It’s been a long season.
So let’s look on the bright side. The weather on Sunday was spectacular, and I got lots of great shots of Timmy on base — which doesn’t happen very often. (Sorry, Tim.)
During the plentiful lulls in the action, I took the opportunity to experiment with my aperture and shutter speed, instead of relying so much on automatic settings. The outcome was respectable. (I’ll spare you the underexposed shots, in which Lincecum looks like he’s pitching during a solar eclipse, as well as the overexposed ones that resemble X-rays.)
Let’s go Giants!