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…. Up, up & away

Brett Tomko was dominating, allowing two runs over 8 innings, as the Giants beat the Dodgers 10-2. The Giants hitters came alive, especially Pedro Feliz, (who was can’t watch awful the night before) and Moises Alou; both hit two home runs, and four Giants had two-out RBI hits. It was a rare night of offense for Tomko, who had seen less than 2 runs per start from his teammates prior to last night’s explosion.

Tomko hit 97 on the radar gun more than once, and more than just the numbers, his fastball was exploding. His ERA (4.05) has fallen almost three runs after his last four starts, (one more start like this and he’ll get it below three), and at 4-6, he leads the team in wins. The win pushes the Giants back over .500, and at 23-22, they are tied with the free-falling Dodgers, (who once held a six game lead over the G-men) four games behind Arizona.

Scott Munter gave up one hit in ninth, (damn, did you see the size of that kid?), as the Giants used the big lead and gave Walker the night off.

Alfonzo’s back up to .323, Deivi Cruz continued to shine with the bat, he’s hitting .320 bouncing around the infield, Alou now has 7 home runs and 20 RBI, Feliz leads the team with 8 home runs and 32 RBI. I might add that Mike ~ Run Saver ~ Matheny has as many home runs (5) already this season as he had all of last (and is only three away from his career high), and with his 22 RBI, is on pace for a 20 home run, 80 RBI campaign, which, if it happens, would cause the rotation of the earth to change, forever.

Meanwhile, the Giants have six hitters(!) with an on-base percentage over .350, and four of them are in the .390′s, which is just outstanding. It would be great if we are witnessing the stabilization of the picthing staff, because the hitters have been adequate, (if not more than); and Bonds’ return now seems closer than ever.

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