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Braves-Giants NLDS Game One: Braves Strike Out In Second

Three straight Braves hitters swung at strike three in the top of the second. Lincecum looked a little better, but the impatient trio of Alex Gonzalez, Matt Diaz, and Brooks Conrad-none of whom sees a lot of pitches-helped him out. Lincecum’s change-up is getting plenty of swings, even when it’s in the dirt. Still, he was forced to throw 14 pitches, getting him up to 34 for the game. If the Braves ever string some hits together, they could force Lincecum out of this one early.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.