The Giants take the opening series from the snakes with an 8 - 5 victory, featuring a thrilling late game offensive explosion. If you are a fan of the big fly, you liked this game! Arizona is officially off to slow start (1 - 5) and has a bullpen in flames. Meanwhile, the Giants are already showing a no-quit attitude that was a hallmark of the last championship. Bring on the doggers!
Start #1 ND (0-0) 6 innings 8 hits 4 runs 4 earned 0 walks 7 strikeouts 2 hr
Tim Lincecum starts his 2014 campaign with a solid, yet distinctly flawed outing. Two different 2 run homers were Tim's undoing; one from an "old" nemesis (Goldschmidt) and the other from a newbie (Trumbo). Otherwise, you have to like what you saw: no walks, loads of ground balls (8), no walks, few flyballs (1), and, let me check....yeah, no walks! He did OK; something to build on.
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Brandon Belt's third homer in the first four games, quite the rarity, was over shadowed by the ultimate game decider, Angel Pagan's 3 run blast in the eighth. Man that dude has a lot o' hair! Tip of the hat to Brandon Hicks and his PH homer. Way to make the Skipper look like a genius. I suppose the key play turned out to be the intentional walk to Buster. After all, we scored 4 runs right after that!
Go Giants! Let's kick some dogger butt!