The potent San Francisco offense continued to shine and gave a scrappy Tim Lincecum the 6-2 victory against the visiting Twins. Yep, the ones from Minnesota. Don't ask me why we are playing them, but if they continue to blow a gazillion scoring chances, they are more than welcome to stay for awhile.
Start #10 Win! (4-3) 6 innings 5 hits 2 runs 2 earned 6 walks 4 strikeouts 0 hr
This was not a great outing for Tim, as he clearly had very little command, issuing a season high six walks. Yet, he got the big out just about every time he needed it. All the pundits will use the terms "gritty" and "tough" to describe Tim's job. Hell, I already used "scrappy." So, you get the idea. Kinda ugly but good enough. Another good, actually great job by a fourth starter.
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Exciting times for Pablo Sandoval lately. His three run homer in the first turned out to be all we needed. Brandon Hicks chipped in another dinger late as well. Boy howdy, we sure hit a lot of homers. I sure wonder how long that will last.
Great job by Machi as well. He got the save by getting the last 5 outs. I get the sense this is his breakout year. If he can pick up for the loss of Casilla, he gets my first half MVP.