Just when you think we are done (2 days ago), we bounce back in your face!
For the fifth time out of six chances, the Giants captured the rubber game, this time against the red hot Twins. Our resilient boys were led once again by Tim Lincecum delivering exactly what was needed: Timmy being Timmy. After a bad stretch, the Freak has bounced back with some classic Big Time Timmy Jim numbers:
7 innings 3 hits (one double) NO RUNS 2 walks and ..... 12 STRIKEOUTSThis commanding 109 pitch performance earned Tim a blistering 81 game score. Particularly noteworthy was Tim's unmerciful abuse of the bottom of the Twins line-up (#5-9): 0 - 16 with 12 strikeouts. Combine that with the continuing mastery of Javier Lopez and the unrelenting torture of Brian Wilson; you got yourself yet another Giants series victory. After that ridiculous first inning against Madison Bumgarner, reality set in and the Twins sure got a taste of true Giants baseball.
I don't want to make a habit of mentioning our "offense," but I must say I LOVE ME THOSE INSURANCE RUNS. Great job in the bottom of the eighth: Aubrey Huff double followed by a Cody Ross RBI single. Honorable mention to the Emmanuel Burriss slide which was incorrectly called out at home on a safety squeeze.
BTW: We now have a 15-7-3 (W-L-S) series record. Shockingly good for a team with our injuries and MIA offense, don't you think?