The San Francisco Giants have scored eight or more runs in their two wins so far this year. Through six games, they've got a 2-4 record, but it's not like the wheels have come off or anything of that sort. The wheels have barely touched down, and they're a little iffy at the moment, but if they can capture what it was that allowed them to put up ten runs on the Los Angeles Dodgers and eight runs on the San Diego Padres, they'll gain traction and be off to the races. The Giants just split a two-game set against the Padres at PETCO Park, losing the first game, but taking the second. Hopefully, they'll be able to be shooting for sweeps and not splits in the near future.
Giants Pitcher of the Series: Tim Lincecum - On Wednesday, Lincecum was dealing, pitching seven complete innings, giving up three hits and one run (a solo home from from Nick Hundley) with no walks while striking out a whopping thirteen batters. His velocity was way up and batters didn't stand a chance, swinging and missing on what must have been at least ten of the thirteen strikeouts.
Giants Hitter of the Series: Buster Posey - In game two, Posey had three hits, which gave him four RBI, including a home run in game two's first inning that sent Aubrey Huff home as well. Speaking of Huff, he had three RBI and really gave it his all on Wednesday, so he deserves some mention after sliding three or four times and generally looking worse for wear every time.
Stat of the Series: It has to be Lincecum's thirteen strikeouts in game two, they were phenomenal and pitchers weren't even close. When Hundley hit the solo home run, it was a mistake by Lincecum when he challenged him with a fastball. Each and every strikeout made the batter look absolutely silly. The 3-4-5 of San Francisco's lineup deserves mention, too, as Posey, Huff and Pablo Sandoval combined for nine hits and eight RBI in game two.
Upcoming Schedule: On Friday, the Giants will finally have their home opener when they begin a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals, and following that, they'll get a chance to get even with the Dodgers when they come to town for a three-game set as well at AT&T Park.
Tuesday: Padres 3-1
WP: Aaron Harang (1-0)
LP: Madison Bumgarner (0-1)
SV: Heath Bell (2)
Wednesday: Giants 8-4
WP: Tim Lincecum (1-1)
LP: Tim Stauffer (0-1)
SV: Ramon Ramirez (1)