GIANTS 3 - ASTROS 1
Tim Lincecum only allowed one unearned run in 8 innings against the Astros. He has defeated Roy Oswalt in all 3 matchups they have had this season. Oswalt only allowed 2 runs over 7 innings and if there was ever a guy worthy of hard luck loser it's Oswalt. He held the Giants to just 6 hits and all of them were singles, all 7 hits the Giants mustered tonight were singles. His record is 5 and 9 with a 3.08 ERA. Compare that with Lincecum's slightly better ERA and an 8-2 record.
It's finally official. Mark DeRosa will have season ending wrist surgery. I wonder what took so long to finally make this announcement and I almost feel like the Giants didn't really believe the injury was as severe as DeRosa was letting on. In the story from the Mercury news there is one scary sentence:
"The Giants would like to salvage something from their investment in DeRosa, but Groeschner couldn't be certain that the veteran will be completely recovered and healthy for 2011."
Wow. What a disaster this guy was.
Nate came on in the 7th as a pinch runner for Pat Burrell. He got a single in the 9th to drive in Juan Uribe. Hopefully this 2 out RBI gets him a start or 2. As Duane Kuiper said during his AB in the 9th: "Here's a guy who could benefit from a start or two." (I'm paraphrasing)