Some lovely offense, big mistakes by Pittsburgh, and a magnificent bullpen job all highlighted a huge Giants win, 7-5 over the visiting Pirates. Two early leads were tossed away by a horrible Lincecum start, but the boys hung tough and scored late. That snaps a horrendous streak at home and will make tomorrow's off day much more tolerable.
Start #22 N.D. (9-7, 4.21) 3.1 innings 5 hits 5 runs 5 earned runs 3 walks 2 strikeouts 2 hr
Nada. Zippo. Zilch. Tim Lincecum had nothing today. No command, no stuff to command anyway. We finally got some offense and Lincecum tried his best to give it all back, twice giving up leads! We can definitely say that Tim's stretch of being the most effective starter is over. We are back to wondering which Tim will finish the season.
High and/or Lowlights:
Congrats to Andrew Susac on his first career hit and RBI. This FNG looks pretty good to me.
It was nice to finally have some offensive highlights: multiple hits for Sandoval and Morse, a GREAT job in the 2 spot by BCraw (2 runs scored, on base 3 times) and a terrific day for Blanco (3-3, 2 RBI).
However, I still feel like the stars of the game were the bullpen again. 5.2 innings of one hit ball! That is DOMINANT!
Cool play tonight when we got a double play on a walk. I shit you not, check it out.
Goodbye Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin. Sorry you guys didn't help much / at all, good luck to ya.