Another game, another magical comeback for the San Francisco Giants! This time it was a 3-run homer by Brandon Belt in the top of the 8th inning to give the Giants a 7-6 lead. They then tacked on 2 more runs in the 9th, and Sergio Romo secured the victory by picking up his 11th save of the season.
Lincecum Day = Win
The Freak, Tim Lincecum didn’t do much to deflate his lifetime numbers at Chase Field. He allowed 5 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings pitched. However, the Giants still did manage to win another Lincecum start. They’re 5-1 in his six starts.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) last year the Giants didn’t get the 5th win on Timmy’s day till July 14th.
That’s What’s Up
Another game in Arizona means another Save for Romo. He made 3 appearances in the series, and collected 3 saves. He now has 11 saves on the year. Romo closed out April with 10 saves, and Baggarly said (via Twitter) that has Romo ranked second most in club history before May 1. The late Rod Beck saved 11 in 1997.
Awkward Belt Delivers
Belt was off to a really slow start, but has seemed to catch fire as of late. On April 21st, Belt was hitting .183 and looked lost at the plate. As a result, he was dropped to the 8th spot in the lineup, which is where he’s still hitting at now. However, he’s also stepped up at the plate and has raised his average to .239. He’s still got a ways to go, but he’s definitely headed in the right direction! In Belt’s last 21 AB’s; he’s hitting .286 with 2 homers and 6 RBI.
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