Tim Lincecum struck out his 1,000th batter in his career. Unfortunately, the rest of the game didn’t go as swimmingly for him.
Lincecum lasted only 5 innings, giving up 4 runs in the game.
With the Giants down 4-0 and the offense looking non-existent, it looked to be a loss that they would have to accept. Then Aaron Rowand hit a home run and broke up the shut out.
And a little while later, Nate Schierholtz tied the game up.
An offense. The Giants actually had the offense to score four runs and tie the game.
Then they went into extras. Jeremy Affeldt pitched — without giving up any runs. And drawing a walk when he had an at-bat. Yes, you read that right: Affeldt drew a walk.
Sergio Romo pitched an inning. Javier Lopez pitched a perfect 1 1/3 innings. Lopez also had an at-bat. Unfortunately, that did not result in another walk.
It came down to the bottom of the 13th, where Chris Stewart lead off the inning with a walk, followed by an Andres Torres single. Miguel Tejada grounded into a force out, moving Stewart to third base. With one out, Freddy Sanchez came through with a base hit to right field and driving in the winning run.
It took the Giants just about 4 1/2 hours, but they got the comeback walkoff win.