Tuesday September 8, 2009
The Padres will be facing rookie starting pitcher Madison Baumgarner in his first major league start tonight instead of Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum tonight in San Francisco.
Will Lincecum being pulled from his scheduled start tonight give the Padres a better shot at winning? The Padres have not done well against Tim Lincecum, who is 4-2 with a 1.67 era in 11 starts against them.
Against rookies the Padres are up and down. Either they get no hit like they did against Bud Smith a few years back or they crush them. There doesn't seem to be any in between.
We can hope that the Padres make Baumgarner's 1st major league start is a rude welcome.