Why do the Giants need to fear a good pitcher? They only need to score a couple anyways.
In fact, they were up 1-0 after the 1st despite being hitless until the 4th.
Defensively they play more crisply @ home, which shows just how good their pitching is because they utilize the fielders. I listened a bit on the radio and watched the last couple innings, then I caught up with Extra Baggs and on mlb.com -- but I'm going to have to start watching more as if seems that Nate the great and Fred Sanchez are spinning fantastic defensive seasons. I saw Nate spear a screamer to the right field corner to keep the A's down in the 9th, but I missed it when he gunned down Willingham @ 3rd on a hit and run.
Fred helped Voges out in a jam, with the bases loaded and 0 out, Fred dove for a ball in the hole and started a double play on speedy Coco Crisp.
Voges is for real and that's no joke. 6 strong, good command, got out of jams with Ks and double plays. He stared down the AL's best pitcher and didn't blink.