Magic # 13 SEVEN GAMES UP
The Giants, one of the best road teams in the National League, flexed their "muscles" once again to secure yet another series by beating the Rockies, 8-3. A five run fiesta in the first! Even without Angel Pagan and Pablo Sandoval, the offense didn't miss a beat. We are frigging Road Warriors! Since the All-Star break, the Giants have gone 21-7 (.750) on the road...SF has won 10 of their last 12 road games, 12 of their last 15 and 17 of their last 22. Got that? It is simple...we kick ass on the road.
Tim Lincecum, the first of EIGHT Giant pitchers, once again found a way to get the job done. To hell with WHIP; screw ERA. The "new " Tim can't seem to get enough base runners...and when one gets on, that is when the trouble begins. It is like he is a different pitcher when he is in the stretch. All command seems to fade. Ah well, it is working, he avoids the big hit... so who am I to complain? Maybe next outing he can get his ERA below FIVE !! Ooops, there I go again. Keep working it, Tim. (Nice bunt, too.)
The good: What hasn't already been said about Marco Scutaro? The dude is a stud. Brandon Crawford is really starting to show he belongs out there everyday. His big hit against the crafty lefty, Jeff Francis, was what busted this one open.