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All the glitz and glamor of the San Francisco Giants' Opening Day was spoiled early, as Tim Lincecum gave up two home runs in the first inning.
The Giants quickly fell behind 3-0 in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Lincecum gave up a two-run homer to Chris Young after Willie Bloomquist singled, and then proceeded to give up a solo-home run to Paul Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt is 5-for-9 against Lincecum, with three home runs.
This is the first time Lincecum has given up a home run on an Opening Day start.
Lincecum's fastball looked flat in the first inning. He had a hard time controlling it, along with his changeup and curveball.
The inning could have gone a lot worse. Lincecum was throwing pitch after pitch up in the strike zone, and he is lucky more of those were not crushed.
Still, it was one inning. Lincecum appeared to have settled down in the second inning, and if he could throw some more zeros, the Giants have an opportunity to creep back into the game.
It's still early...
What do you guys think of the game so far?