National League Game Summary - New York at San Francisco|
(Tuesday, July 31st)
Final Score: San Francisco 4, New York 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Tim Lincecum threw seven strong innings
and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game skid with a 4-1 victory over
the New York Mets.
Lincecum (5-11) gave up six hits and a run while striking out seven, including
freezing pinch-hitter David Wright on a pitch to end the top of the seventh.
The Mets left the bases full and the Giants tacked on an insurance run in the
eighth on Marco Scutaro's RBI single.
The Giants, who moved a game ahead of the Dodgers for first place in the NL
West, made a significant trade prior to Tuesday afternoon's non-waiver dealing
deadline. They acquired outfielder Hunter Pence from the Phillies.
Heading to the Phillies were outfielder Nate Schierholtz, catching prospect
Tommy Joseph, who played for the United States in this year's Futures Game,
and minor league pitcher Seth Rosin. The Giants also got cash in the deal.
Pence arrived to AT&T Park just after the game ended and signed a few
autographs before meeting his new teammates.
Justin Turner doubled in Scott Hairston in the second inning, but the Mets
couldn't give Matt Harvey (1-1) enough run support in his second career start.
Harvey gave up four hits and fanned seven over six innings.
"He didn't have the command that he did the first time out. I thought he
pitched very well and kept us in the ball game," Mets manager Terry Collins
The Giants loaded the bases in the second and the Mets should have had an
inning-ending double play on a ball hit by Brandon Crawford, but Ruben Tejada
threw high and wide of first base, allowing Brandon Belt to score.
Ryan Theriot scored on Scutaro's double-play grounder in the sixth before
Lincecum escaped trouble the following inning when Wright froze on a 78
"I thought he had all his pitches going. He was under control too," Giants
manager Bruce Bochy said. "Great poise out there. It's hard to throw a better
pitch than to get him what he did in that at-bat. He pitched like the Timmy we
Scutaro's base hit to center plated Theriot in the eighth.
Jeremy Affeldt had three strikeouts over the final two innings to get his
second save of the year.
In addition to acquiring Pence, the Giants also recalled infielder Brett Pill
from Triple-A Fresno...The Giants have won 12 of the last 17 games against the
Mets...New York is 4-14 since the All-Star break.
08/01 01:26:51 ET