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Paul Goldschmidt takes Tim Lincecum deep for three-run shot (GIF)


Tim Lincecum took the mound for this second start of the young season on Wednesday night. His opponent for this affair was the same team he faced in his season debut, the Arizona Diamondbacks.

With that level of familiarity with one’s opponent, then, you would assume Lincecum knew the appropriate course of action when MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt strode to the plate with two men on and first base open.

Exactly.

Lincecum did not follow the course of action. Please observe the outcome of that decision below, in GIF form.

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It takes grown man strength to hit the ball out, opposite field, in that bay area air.

In retrospect, the strategy with Goldschmidt in that spot seems just as clear.

And with that, Tim Lincecum, his mustache, and the San Francisco Giants found themselves in a 3-0 hole early on Wednesday night.

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