Lincecum Shines As Giants Take 3 Of 4 From Braves

By Bryan Rose

May 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher

Tim Lincecum

(55) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning at AT

After losing the first of the four game series against the Atlanta Braves, you were hoping that the Giants would be able to win two of three to just split the series.

They decided to win the remaining three.

The Giants’ bats again came to the party, hitting three homers in their 5-1 victory – tallying up 23 runs in their three wins against the Braves, 26 overall if you include the loss. In addition, the Giants have now hit 20 round trippers in their 22 home games. For comparison sake, they hit 31 all of last season at home.

On the mound, Tim Lincecum was fantastic. Mixing his first pitch look, Lincecum was able to use his secondary pitches to set up his fastball, something he has at times struggled to do and the results were extremely positive. Lincecum ended his seven wonderful frames giving up only two hits and by walking three.

The Giants will spend their off day in Toronto as they plan to fly out tonight for the two game series which begins Tuesday evening with Barry Zito on the hill, before heading to Colorado for three.

Winners of three straight, the Giants now hold the second best record in the National League and are tied for fourth in the Majors, overall.