One Play

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One play didn’t make the Giants’ first shutout-sweep of the Dodgers in SF-era history, but the play at the plate in the 3rd inning didn’t hurt.  Chris Haft of describes the play perfectly in his game recap:  A third-inning play demonstrated Lincecum’s resilience and symbolized his progress. He flung a wild pitch with opposing pitcher Chad Billingsley on third base and one out. Catcher Hector Sanchez quickly recovered the ball and relayed it to the 5-foot-11, 167-pound Lincecum, who made the tag and held onto the ball despite being knocked backward by the 6-1, 240-pound Billingsley.

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That gutsy effort was the whole game in a nutshell. The 3 shutouts are incredible and being tied for 1st is awesome, but more than anything I wanted this win for Timmy. Seeing him rise to the challenge today was the happiest I’ve felt in ages, and I wouldn’t have had the chance to watch it live if I hadn’t lost my job earlier this month. Sometimes you have to work a little harder to see the bright side but watching him dig deep and close out the series today the way he did…that was very bright. That was amazing. Go Giants! : )

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