Haven’t had time to keep up with the blog, but the Cincinnati series just ended and the Giants continue to impress on the road. They took two of three from the Reds, after taking two of three from the Cards last week.
We lost the first game of each series, this week it was because of what would normally have been called a Lincecum implosion, but it was really slightly different from the other ones.
Timmy settled down after giving up runs in the first, but then got frustrated and distracted by base runners – particularly the speedy Billy Hamilton, who is right behind Dee Gordon in steals in the NL. Though a distraction to Timmy, he provided a defensive highlight: it was pretty cool to see Buster Posey gun him down at third in this game. But then came the Lincecum implosion.
The Giants and Lincecum lost 8 – 3.
Game two was a Vogelsong gem as he threw a quality start and had nine strikeouts. That’s the most K’s Vogey has ever had in a regular season game. You may remember he had nine in the 2012 WS year on the road in St. Louis.
Michael Morse boomed a homer in this one and then Juan Perez followed suit later in the game to give the Giants a 3-2 lead they never yielded. Romo got the save.
Morse homered again in the third game of the series, the rubber match this morning. And the Giants won 6-1 after Brandon Crawford blew it wide open with a three run homer.
The Giants look really good. The road trip was 4-2 and we return now for a ten game home stand. Looking forward to thrashing the Mets this weekend.