We got the good Tim Lincecum tonight– unfortunately for the Dodgers.
The Linceline reads: 7 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 2 BB,4 Ks, ERA 2.08.
Lincecum showed superb command and got to the 7th inning with 106 pitches, 69 for strikes.
The strikeouts put Lincecum at 1,680 for his career, surpassing Giants’ great Carl “The Meal Ticket” Hubbell for third place among all-time Giants pitchers.
The Giants gave Lincecum some good defensive support, but at first didn’t seem interested in providing much run support.
But remember, this is May 2015, and the Giants have discovered their offense.
A Crawford single in the 6th drove in Buster Posey to break a scoreless game.
The Giants scratched out another run in the 7th, when Joe Panik singled home Casey McGhee, who was on third after a walk, ground out and wild pitch.
And when that seemed sufficient, Buster Posey put one in the left-center field seats for good measure, clearing the bases, to make it 4-0 after 7.
Posey also made a great catch in foul territory, off the rail of the First Base dugout in the 8th.
And that was it.
The Giants and Lincecum are back on a roll at home.
And the Dodgers? The team that so desperately wants to be the best team money can buy is struggling these days, especially against their rivals.
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