A night after a glorious Game 4 win, Game 5 left Giants fans strangely deflated as the timely hitting disappeared -- requiring mistake-free baseball, which wasn't there tonight. Aubrey Huff's error in the third, a nightmarish frame, was the difference in the loss. Even the Giants only scored twice, that probably would have been enough enough with Tim Lincecum pitching the way he was.
I do like the way Huff and Lincecum accepted their failings, according to Henry Schulman's game story for the SF Chronicle -- Lincecum absorbed a lot of the blame, first for hitting Ruiz, then for the Victorino single.
"I should have made better quality pitches to keep it a one-run game," Lincecum said.
"No, man," Huff responded. "He's just taking up for his first baseman. That's what he's done all year. He's a great pitcher and a great kid. This one is squarely on me. This just wasn't my day. I'll sleep it off, go back to Philly and get to work."