"I don’t know if he’s a freak or not, but his style is different. I hear people talk about his mechanics, but he does everything the pitcher is supposed to do. He’s special. He’s got a tremendous changeup, fastball, breaking ball. And when he’s real good his command is good."

Phillies’ manager Charlie Manuel on Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, who Philly will face in Game 1 of the NLCS.

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