Tim Lincecum went 7+ innings, allowing 5 hits, 4 walks, and striking out 7. The lone run gave up was a solo home run to Dioner Navarro. It wasn’t quite classic Timmy but he was being effectively wild, and getting out of trouble with the help of the defense and his own pitching. However, the line wasn’t enough to get him a win.
The offense just went about their day as usual. Lack of hitting, getting on base and advancing via stolen bases and errors, but nothing came out of it. Clayton Kershaw shut them down for most of the game, as some had expected them to do.
Newly acquired Jeff Keppinger arrived at the ballpark in the middle of the game and got into uniform, wearing Eugenio Velez’s old number 8. He made his debut in the bottom of the 7th with one on and two out. He pinch hit for Brandon Crawford, took two pitches (both were called balls), and then lined out to left field. Welcome to San Francisco, bud.
But, alas, it was not the Giants’ day. In yet another pitcher’s duel, Kershaw emerged as the victor.