Why is it that the San Francisco Giants are off to such a strong start this season (17-11 as of this writing)? Mostly it’s about the starting pitchers.
The Giants’ top four starters (Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito, Matt Cain, and Jonathan Sanchez) have now all made six starts. In those 24 outings, they’ve combined for a won-lost record of 13-3 and a 2.20 ERA. In 159 innings, they’ve surrendered only 107 hits and eight homers, while walking 49 and striking out 154.