It was a night to remember at AT&T Park. The Giants out-dueled the Dodgers to win 3-2 in what was possibly Tim Lincecum’s last start in the orange-and-black.
And if it was his final start as a Giant, Lincecum made sure it was a quality one. Big Time Timmy Jim gave up eight hits, two runs, two walks, and struck out six in his seven innings of work. He finished the season with 193 strikeouts, up from 190 in 2012, a 10-14 record, and a 4.37 ERA.
It looked like Lincecum was on the hook for the tough-luck loss after he allowed a sacrifice fly from Adrian Gonzalez in the first and back-to-back doubles to Juan Uribe and Mark Ellis in the fourth. Being down 2-0 is normally a bad sign for the Giants offense, but on Thursday night, they rallied.
Nick Noonan led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch from Edinson Volquez, and ended up at third on a sacrifice bunt from Lincecum. Noonan came home on a groundout off the bat of Angel Pagan to make it 2-1....