Tim Lincecum wasn’t able to get the win Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks but as a team you have to like where the Giants are. The team currently has a ten game lead in the division over the Los Angeles Dodgers and they must stay loose and continue to play good ball as they head into the National League Playoffs. We know that anything can happen in the playoffs as any team can get hot for a couple of weeks.
One questions that the Giants manager and coaches must answer is the starting pitching rotation for the playoffs. The Giants employed a four-man rotation (Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Jonathan Sanchez) through the entire 2010 postseason. Bochy already has said that this year’s postseason staff will include all five starters, though not all of them will remain in a starting role.
If I were betting on SF Giants I’d expect them to at least make the NLCS and match up with the Washington Nationals. With all the travel involved in a series like that, it would be a toss up in my opinion. What do you all think?