If you missed last night’s game, let me give you the quick breakdown. I’ll fast forward to the top of the 9th inning. The San Francisco Giants were down 1-0 when Angel Pagan got a hit to knock out Trevor Cahill. The D-Backs went to their closer (possibly ex-closer now) J.J. Putz, who was able to strike out Marco Scutaro. However, he couldn’t do the same to Pablo Sandoval. The Great Pandino hit one that probably hasn’t landed yet to give the Giants a 2-1 lead. Sergio Romo hurried through his warm-ups and came in to close the door in the bottom of the 9th for his 10th save of the year.
The Great Pandino
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) Sandoval told Hunter Pence on his way to the plate that he was “gonna click one.” So he called his shot? “Pretty much,” said Pence. That’s another reason why SF Giants Rumors is calling him “The Great Pandino”!
It’s A Funny Game
Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News (via Twitter) points out that Madison Bumgarner threw 102 pitches and got a no-decision. Meanwhile, Sandy Rosario threw three pitches and gets the win (first career win)!
The Giants look to sweep the D-Backs tonight with Tim Lincecum on the mound. It’s not going to be an easy task for Lincecum. His career record is 7-8 against the D-Backs with a 3.44 ERA in 21 starts. He’s also 3-3 at Chase Field with a 4.56 ERA, and if you want me to throw salt on the wound. Lincecum has lost his last six consecutive starts against the D-Backs (dating back to 9-29-10), and has a 6.75 ERA during his losing streak to the D-Backs. Let’s not forget those are just numbers on paper. All that can change tonight with a strong outing by Lincecum.
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