Thursday, July 15, 2010

Game Recap: SF 2, NYM 0

Tim Lincecum absolutely shut down the New York Mets tonight. A complete game shutout is always a beautiful thing and tonight the Mets just couldn't get anything going against him. Certainly, Timmy has started to look like the wonderful being that he is.

The offense was no powerhouse against the knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey, but 2 runs were all that was needed. Pablo Sandoval hit a rocket off the right field wall with 2 outs and a runner in scoring position to score the first run and Buster Posey added an RBI fielder's choice in the 8th. The fact that Sandoval's RBI came with 2 out and RISP is huge because in that situation he was just 5-for-35 during the first half of the season. It looks more and more like the Giants won't acquire a real difference-maker at the deadline, so maybe the biggest boost to the offense will have to come from Pablo.

It's so encouraging to see Lincecum getting back on track. He is the key to the rest of the staff. If he can get it going maybe Zito, Cain and Sanchez will follow suit.

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