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Giants vs Mets, MLB Scores: Tim Lincecum Throws a Gem, Blanks Mets 2-0

After the San Francisco Giants 7-6 extra inning victory last night over the New York Mets, there was nothing left to do but keep the happy rolling today, and they did just that. Tim Lincecum threw a gem, The Giants offense and defense came up with clutch plays, and the Giants blanked the Mets 2-0 at Citi Field.

Lincecum (W 3-3) was lights out tonight, going 7 full innings allowing no runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and an impressive 12 strikeouts. With tonight’s double-digit strikeout total, Timmy took over Giants legend Christy Mathewson with his 29th 10+ strikeout game in his career, a new Giants record. It also was his first victory over the Mets in New York ever. Brian Wilson recorded his 10th save of the year with 1-2-3 outing in the ninth, while along with Ramon Ramirez, Javy Lopez, and Sergio Romo, the G-Men struck out a total of 16 Mets while allowing only 6 hits.

Both offenses remained quiet until the 6th inning when Pat Burrell scored Mike Fontenot on a single through the left side of the infield, then a Mike Fontenot single in the seventh scored Aaron Rowand in the 7th. Aubrey Huff is showing signs of coming out of his slump, going 3-4 with a double, Aaron Rowand was 1-5 with a double, while Mike Fontenot reached base three times with a single and two walks.

Freddy Sanchez was 1-5, but made up for it with his glove making two key defensive plays: A tag ’em out, throw ’em out double play in the second and great sliding catch in foul territory in the 6th that kept Carlos Beltran from scoring.

Chris Capuano (L 2-3) lasted for 6.1 innings, allowing both Giants runs on 8 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Carlos Beltran was 2-3 with a double, Ronny Paulino was 2-4, while David Murphy was 1-4 with a double as well.

With the win the Giants move back to .500 on the year at 15-15. Full box score can be found here.

The Giants will close out their series with the Mets tomorrow morning with first pitch set for 10:10 PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area, MLB Network, and KNBR 680 AM. Jonathan Sanchez (2-1 2.73 ERA) will face Mike Pelfrey (1-3 7.39 ERA) for the Mets, looking to get the Giants a much need road series sweep.

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