The Giants picked up their 60th win (pity it came a couple months too late) with a slick 1-0 win against the snakes. Those guys are still in the Wild Card hunt (lost a game to the Reds) so it must have really hurt. Ooooh, poor little reptiles.
Big story lines: 1) Tim Lincecum goes a solid six innings, spreading six hits (one double) and two walks expertly. Tim may be getting the hang of this "crafty" thing. 2) Angel Pagan returns with a nifty first inning double (first swing!), move to third with a Scutaro bunt, slide home with the ONLY RUN on a sac fly from Belt. Too sweet! 3) Pablo Sandoval continues to look like he wants to finish strong with a great defensive game. His sixth inning play saved the game. Simple as that. Maybe he can keep that extra weight off. Maybe monkeys will fly out my butt.
This game sure brings up the question,"Just how frigging important is Angel Pagan to our success?" I mean, come on, his first game back and we reset to a classic Giants win formula. Solid start, wicked defense, slick relief, and just-barely-enough offense. Those were the days... but certainly not 2013. I know it can't be all on Angel's shoulders, yet it is still a worthy question. After all, we may go from best to last. Did that lovely inside the park home run really cost us a chance?