The big news coming out of San Francisco this past weekend had less to do with the Giants sweeping the Mets in a three-game series and improving their home record to 22-9 and much more about right-hander Tim Lincecum ending his 0-for-the-season hitting slump.
Celebration was in order in the fourth inning when Lincecum, batting .111 (47-for-425) during his MLB career going into theseries finale, singled in the fourth inning in the Giants’ 6-4 victory over the
Lincecum entered the game in an 0-for-16 skid during the season, the only Giants starting pitcher without at least one hit, but joined the party with a fourth-inning single. He now has three doubles and
two triples among his 48 big-league hits.
That being said, the Giants are still ranked No. 1 among MLB West Division teams in the internationally-acclaimed GolfersWest.com rankings.
1. Giants (1): With a 9 ½ game lead in the NL West, a June Swoon seems inconsequential in 2014.
2. Athletics (2): Instant replay denied John Jaso of a grand slam Sunday, but no doubt about Moss dinger.
3. Angels (3): Some players just don’t get it, case in point: Josh Hamilton still msliding head-first.
4. Mariners: (8): King Felix was at the top of his game with 15 Ks, vs. Rays, but he settled for a ND.
5. Dodgers (4): Unless the Dodgers can find another Puig in the minors, playoffs in 2014 could be lost.
6. Rangers (6): Ron Washington says injury bug (12 DLs, counting) has been like nothing he’s ever seen.
7. Rockies (5): The sky has fallen on the Rockies, who have lost 11 of their last 13 games. Ouch.
8. Padres (7): The “Black Must Go” chants could be picking up momentum at PETCO Park.
9. Diamondbacks (9): Right-hander Chase Anderson (5-0) has brought a big change to D’Backs.
10. Astros (10): An 11-4 record has the ‘Stros thinking good about themselves, which is about (over) time.
(Last week’s ranking in parenthesis)