The Giants got on the board early, as Pablo Sandoval singled in a run in the first inning off of Clayton Kershaw. From that point forward, however, the Giants were scoreless, managing just two hits and zero walks. No surprise, of course, as Clayton Kershaw owns the Giants. Here’s what he’s done to the Giants over his career (not including tonight, of course):
|2011-07-20||LAD||SFG||W 1-0||GS-8 ,W||8.0||3||0||0||1||12||0||112||70||87|
|2011-04-11||LAD||SFG||W 6-1||GS-7 ,W||6.2||6||0||0||2||7||0||117||72||67|
|2011-03-31||LAD||SFG||W 2-1||GS-7 ,W||7.0||4||0||0||1||9||0||96||65||77|
|2010-09-14||LAD||SFG||W 1-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||4||0||0||0||4||0||111||72||83|
|2010-08-01||LAD||SFG||L 0-2||GS-7 ,L||7.0||6||2||2||4||6||0||117||69||59|
|2008-09-28||LAD||SFG||L 1-3||6-6 ,H||1.0||2||0||0||1||0||0||13||5|
Tim Lincecum, meanwhile, tossed one of the better outings he’s had all season, going 8+ innings for the fourth time in 2011. In fact, the Giants were able to maintain a 1-0 lead for most of the game, but lost it in eighth inning when Matt Kemp singled, stole second, and scored on a Juan Rivera RBI single. Just another wasted gem. Kemp, by the way, is making quite the MVP case — he’s right up there in the NL fWAR leaders with a couple of other NL West rivals (Justin Upton/Troy Tulowitzki).