Here’s a video of Tim Lincecum (and his new haircut) and Hunter Pence at Giants Fan Fest, being coaxed into doing impressions of each other in front of an adoring crowd. Lincecum initially declined to do his Pence impression because he didn’t want to embarrass himself, so Pence happily did his Lincecum impression and then … well, you’ll see. It’s basically the cutest thing ever:
Astros starter Justin Verlander wasn’t his usual dominant self on Sunday against the Athletics, but he was good enough to get the win. In doing so, he earned the 200th win of his career, becoming the 117th member of the 200-win club.
Verlander went 5 1/3 innings, yielding four runs (all earned) on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts. On the season, Verlander is now 12-8 with a 2.65 ERA and a 223/29 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings. Sunday’s win helped the Astros stave off the surging A’s. The Astros now have a one-game lead in the AL West.