Well, aside from Timmy dropping another steaming pile in the first inning, this series has been everything it was cracked up to be. Phillies took game 1, Giants bounced back in game 2, and now we have Cain and Lee both looking filthy in the getaway game.
So aside from Timmy, the pitching has been all there, but that is a very big “aside.” We’re moving from “no big deal” into “what the hell?” territory. If there’s one good sign, it is tha the ratio of putrid innings to throwback Bigtime Timmyjim moments has started to move in the right direction.
But the rest of the staff? Very nice. Zito remains a pleasant surprise, and the bullpen has been very good sans beard, though it doesn’t hurt when Cain and Bumgarner combine for 17 IP.
Even more good news, Pablo and Melky are still swinging well, and Pagan is starting to come around. The rest of the league has spent the past three seasons in fear of the Giants getting things going on both offense and defense at the same time, and if we can get a certain Freak back in shape, it just might happen.