The Giants completed the sweep in the desert with another huge late inning comeback and beat the snakes, 9-6. Arizona's bullpen is truly atrocious. In the eighth, Brandon Belt played the role of savior this time with an unlikely three run homer on an 0-2 pitch. That was quickly followed by a couple of insurance runs in the ninth. Like I said, Arizona's bullpen is atrocious. The spectacular heroics makes it pretty easy to overlook a weak and worrying performance by Tim Lincecum. Boy, I sure wish I could overlook this one.
Tim only faced twenty three batters and ten of them got hits. His previous high this season was six! Three of those hits were for extra bases, including a three run ridiculous fecking homer to the number 8 hitter! Isn't it awesome that the game winner was a three run blast from our number 8 hitter! Speaking of which, what the hell is going on with all the huge homers from shitty bottom of the order fodder. Haven't we already given up three homers to pitchers?! Yuck. I suppose it could just be a small sample size thing, but I really wonder if Tim (and a few others) aren't just head cases and lose their focus in the less tense moments. That could be something that bites us in the ass later. Oh well, that is later. Now is yet another dramatic win.
Did I hear correctly when they said Hunter Pence's homer went 460 feet? That is HUGE. I must have heard that wrong.