4:05 PM ET, April 7, 2009
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Lincecum pulled after 3, but Giants sock Suppan, Brewers with 12-hit effort
SAN FRANCISCO -- Although Tim Lincecum readily acknowledged he was mostly awful in his first Opening Day start, he left the ballpark excited about what happened.
• The Giants, who went 0-6 vs. the Brewers in 2008, snapped a three-game Opening Day losing streak.
• The Brewers had their five-game Opening Day win streak snapped.
• Giants ace Tim Lincecum lasted just three innings, which ties for the shortest first start by the reigning Cy Young Award winner. Sandy Koufax went three innings in his first start in 1966, but then went on to win the Cy Young that year anyway.
• Mike Cameron walked four times. Since 2000, three different players have walked four times in an Opening Day game (Cameron, Gary Sheffield and Manny Ramirez). Cameron has now done it twice. He also pulled off the feat in the 2001 opener.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
San Francisco's win ended a six-game losing streak against Milwaukee. ... The San Francisco crowd gave a standing ovation to Sullenberger, who lives in the East Bay town of Danville. He also threw out the first pitch at the second exhibition at the new Yankee Stadium earlier this month. ... None of Lincecum's starts last season was shorter than four innings. ... Martinez, a 26-year-old New Jersey native, and Ishikawa are the Giants' only rookies. San Francisco used 24 rookies last season, tied with San Diego for the majors' most.
Regular Season Series
|San Francisco leads 5-4 (as of Tue 4/7)|
|» Tue 4/7||@SF 10, MIL 6||Box Score|
|Wed 4/8||MIL 4, @SF 2||Recap|
|Thu 4/9||@SF 7, MIL 1||Recap|
|Fri 6/26||@MIL 5, SF 1||Recap|
|Sat 6/27||@MIL 7, SF 6||Recap|
|Sun 6/28||SF 7, @MIL 0||Recap|
|Fri 9/4||SF 3, @MIL 2||Recap|
|Sat 9/5||SF 3, @MIL 2||Recap|
|Sun 9/6||@MIL 2, SF 1||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Brewers | Giants|
|1st||T Ishikawa tripled to deep right center, E Renteria, F Lewis and P Sandoval scored.||0||3|
|2nd||J Suppan doubled to left, M Cameron scored.||1||3|
|2nd||R Weeks doubled to center, J Suppan scored.||2||3|
|2nd||R Winn hit sacrifice fly to center, E Burriss scored.||2||4|
|3rd||M Cameron reached on infield single to third, R Braun scored.||3||4|
|4th||C Hart singled to left, R Weeks scored, C Hart to second on throwing error by left fielder F Lewis.||4||4|
|4th||P Fielder singled to right, C Hart scored, R Braun to second.||5||4|
|4th||A Rowand homered to left, T Ishikawa scored.||5||6|
|5th||E Burriss walked, F Lewis scored, B Molina to third, A Rowand to second.||5||7|
|7th||B Molina homered to left.||5||8|
|7th||A Rowand doubled to left, P Sandoval scored.||5||9|
|8th||R Winn homered to center.||5||10|
|9th||B Hall doubled to deep left, M Cameron scored.||6||10|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||42,767 (102% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||58 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dana Demuth, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt|