Today was photo day at Giants camp and it’s safe to say that Tim Lincecum’s mustache (or at least his attempt at one) stole the show. Take a look at his new look:
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reminds us that today’s pictures will be shown on the scoreboard during the season, so whether Lincecum keeps trying to grow the mustache or not, basically this is the gift that will keep on giving all year long. Well played, Tim.
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.