(SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Lincecum did everything right in his season debut except get the win.
The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner tries to follow up his brilliant effort on Wednesday when the San Francisco Giants close out a three- game series versus the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.
Lincecum scattered four hits and struck out five over seven scoreless innings on Friday in San Diego, but did not factor in the decision of his team's 1-0 loss.
"I got some fastballs by guys that set up my off-speed pitches," Lincecum said. "... I don't think I leaned on any one pitch more than the other."
Lincecum has traditionally been a quick starter, as the Freak now owns a 17-9 record with a 3.18 ERA in March/April games.
Colorado, meanwhile, will counter with lefty Tyler Matzek, who struggled with his control his first time out. Matzek only gave up a run in four innings, but walked three batters and hit two more. He was removed with two on and no outs in the fifth and did not get a decision in his team's 5-1 win.
Colorado's early season roll continued on Tuesday, as Corey Dickerson finished with three hits, three runs scored and an RBI to power the Rockies past the Giants, 4-1.
DJ LeMahieu and Wilin Rosario each drove in a run for the Rockies, who have started a season 5-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history.
Colorado starter Christian Bergman struck out four over four scoreless innings and Scott Oberg (1-0) tossed a scoreless fifth inning to earn the win in his major league debut.
Angel Pagan supplied three hits and a run, while Matt Duffy drove in the Giants' lone run in the team's fifth straight loss. Tim Hudson (0-1) received no help from his offense after giving up three runs on eight hits with four strikeouts over seven innings.
"We have to find a way to get these guys to relax," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "It's frustrating because we are getting some good pitching."
Colorado was 10-9 versus the Giants last season.
As has been tradition each April 15 since 2009, Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with all players and on-field personnel wearing No. 42 during that day's games, including the Civil Rights Game at Dodger Stadium.