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Giants vs. Diamondbacks Series Recap: Back-To-Back Sweeps For San Francisco

If you already gave up on the season or hit the panic button, there's something inherently wrong with you. No, seriously, there's no courtesy here - you need to see a doctor or something. It's so early in the season, and now the San Francisco Giants are first place in the National League West, after back-to-back three-game sweeps of the rival Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, all on a six-game homestand at AT&T Park. They didn't necessarily dominate from the beginning to the end of each game, and in fact, did not score more than four points in any of the three games against Arizona, nor did they win by multiple points in any of the games.

Pitcher of the Series: Brian Wilson
In the previous series, Wilson appeared in three games and got two wins and a save. Against the Diamondbacks, he made two more consecutive appearances, getting another win under his belt and another save, to bring his total for the year up to twelve. Wilson has been lights out this season, and deserves this 'pitcher of the series' award any time he's out there. Worth noting that Javier Lopez came up in game three and earned the save impressively.

Hitter of the Series: Andres Torres
Fresh off the disabled list, Torres went 1-3, 2-3, and 1-4, but he had two walks and two RBI, and is a player that the Giants sorely miss and can now depend on. Plus, nobody else really "wowed" in this series, so he gets the nod. Good to have you back, Torres.

Stat of the Series: Three one-run games
There's a little bit of good and a little bit of bad at this point ... the Giants are able to win those low-scoring affairs and get themselves out of high-pressure situations with the small lead on the line, but when you only score four runs once, it's a scary thing. You need those six, seven, eight-run games in between all of these performances to keep your confidence up. They'd like to improve upon this going forward, but they'll take one-run wins over one-run losses any day.

Series Results:

Tuesday, May 10th: Giants 1, Diamondbacks 0
WP: Brian Wilson (3-1)
LP: David Hernandez (2-1)

Wednesday, May 11th: Giants 4, Diamondbacks 3
WP: Jonathan Sanchez (3-2)
LP: Armando Galarraga (3-3)
SV: Brian Wilson (12)

Thursday, May 12th: Giants 3, Diamondbacks 2
WP: Matt Cain (3-2)
LP: Daniel Hudson (3-5)
SV: Javier Lopez (1)

Upcoming Schedule:
The Giants will head out on a seven-game road trip, with a three-game set against the Chicago Cubs, a two-game set against the Colorado Rockies and a two-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers.