For the third time in the last five games, the Giants went into extra innings; this time outlasting the doggers, 3-2 in 12 innings. The game featured a boatload of walks, an incredible number of blown opportunities, some sloppy play and every known relief pitcher on both rosters. In other words, it was exciting (since we won!).
Start #3 ND (0-1) 5 innings 5 hits 1 run 1 earned 0 walks 5 strikeouts 1 hr
A good, solid outing for a #4 starter. You would like to see more innings, of course, but anything more than 5 looks like gravy when Lincecum takes the ball. Timmeh only gave up one tape measure shot and it didn't really feel like he was dishing up batting practice; so that's quite a bit better than his last start. It was easy to remember the good times when Tim got a couple big K's in the fourth with the bases loaded. So, no nightmares tonight, which is not something I can always claim after a Lincecum start.
HIGH and/or LOWLIGHTS:
Jean Machi only needed seven pitches to give up a double, get a sacrifice out, then cough up a walk. If you went potty or grabbed a snack, you could have missed his entire performance. That would have been a good thing.
Three hits and a stolen base for Hunter is always fun. Brandon #1 got three hits too. Brandon #2 got a couple hits and scored the game winner. All good signs. However, Pablo went o for five and didn't get the ball out of the infield. That is not a good sign. Our offense has looked weak lately and frankly, we needed a lot of help scoring tonight.
Big win. We really didn't do anything very well, yet we beat a good team. I'll take it.