Then, Andres Torres singled, stole second base, and scored on a single by Freddy Sanchez. Despite this development many fans were still unsure that the punchless Giants could score 2 more runs and even tie this game much less win it.
They were proven wrong in the 7th when the Giants loaded the bases against Marcum and the guy who was taking only his second major league AB showed that the magic is still there if you look hard enough.
Now, I'm sure that most rational Giants fans don't expect that Brandon Crawford is going to be yanking balls out of the yard like Jose Bautista (I can't believe I just said that) but this is the stuff that legends are made from. Crawford has always been regarded as a slick fielding. light hitting shortstop. This season he was batting .322 with 3 homeruns but he had only played in 3 games. But the Giants really don't have any other option at SS so he is going to get a lot of time there. At least until someone comes off the DL.
But regardless, the Giants formula from last season was there. Good pitching, although Lincecum gutted it out with less than his best stuff, and a different hero every night. Last season this team got a boost from a rookie. This season this team got a boost from a rookie.
Even if was only for one game