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Giants Make It Two

By Melissa Felkins

Ernie Banks, aka “Mr. Cub” always said “Let’s make it two.” So the Giants went to Chicago and did make it two…wins. Barry Zito pitched for the Giants for the first time since April. Fans anxiously awaited to see what they were going to get. I know I made a point to be sitting in front on the TV when he threw out the first pitch. Part of me wanted to see this amazing transformation. Part of me expected the Zito we saw before he went on the DL. What we got was just a good solid outing. Don’t get me wrong, Zito was good, especially for Zito. But he wasn’t mind-blowing. That’s okay though. He pitched 7 innings, gave the bullpen a break and only gave up 2 earned runs and 4 hits. That’s a really good outing by anyone’s standard.

The bats did their part too. They got a run on the board in the top of the 2nd to show Zito he’d had least have some run support. They ended up doing much more than that though. With a combined 30 hits over the 2 games yesterday, the Giants added on 6 runs in Game 2. And we thought they were all used up in Game 1. Once again, the starting 8 all got hits. Nate Schierholtz went 3 for 4 and earned 2 RBIs. We even saw some action out of Crawford, who went 2 for 4 and got 2 RBIs as well. Whiteside added the other RBI.

The Giants are now 12 games over .500, a season high I believe, and are on a 7 game winning streak. That’s the best in MLB at the moment. Lincecum is on the mound today and hopefully we can make it an 8 game winning streak.