Giants Post-Game Notes Sept. 7th
The San Francisco Giants #BeatLA 5-2 tonight to extend their NL West lead to 5.5 games over the Dodgers. The Giants haven’t had this big a division lead since leading the West by 15.5 games at the end of 2003.
TIMMY – Tim Lincecum went 6.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while allowing a career-high 7 walks and 7 strikeouts. Lincecum did allow a home run to Adam Kennedy on an 0-2 pitch, Lincecum has allowed a home run in each of his last 3 starts. Bruce Bochy said of Lincecum’s performance
“He did mix in some walks and you hate to see that. But he wasn’t missing by much. He had a good look about him. He kept his poise out there and kept pitching. That’s what he’s doing now.”
The last time the Giants won a game where the starter allowed 7-or-more walks was back in 2010 when Jonathan Sanchez performed the feat. Lincecum felt out of sync at times during the game saying,
“Mechanically, I was there 70 percent of the time. I was leaking my shoulder or blocking myself with my hip. I don’t know how to expain it, but those are my keys.”
See what else Lincecum said after the game.
Giants Up the Middle– Marco Scutaro was 2-5 with 2 RBI for his 13th multi-hit game in his last 22 games. Scutaro is hitting .333 with 26 RBI since becoming a Giant. Scutaro’s double play partner Brandon Crawford was 1-for-3 with a walk and scored 2 runs, over his last 17 games Crawford is hitting .316. With the Giants facing back-to-back left-handed starters in Chris Capuano and Clayton Kershaw, Joaquin Arias is likely to get the start at short. After the game Bruce Bochy said that Arias “has been playing pretty good short, he’s been good defensively and he’s healthy. He’s done a good job, and you don’t change things that have been working.”
See what else Bruce Bochy said after tonight’s game including how Tim Lincecum pitched tonight and what Marco Scutaro has meant to this team.