From FangraphsBrilliant pitching by Clayton Kershaw, a pitcher I expect will put up gaudy numbers this season. He's got some nasty stuff, and the Giants saw that tonight. I don't think the Giants' inability to score in this one can be attributed to offensive incompetence so much as it can be attributed to Kershaw's dominance. The kid pitched an absolute gem -- nine strikeouts and only one walk through seven scoreless innings.Now, Tim Lincecum was no slacker himself. Seven innings, zero earned runs -- though he wasn't nearly as dominant as his counterpart. In fact, I was expecting an even better outing than this against this weak Dodgers offense (Tony Gwynn Jr.? Jamey Carroll? Aaron Miles pinch-hitting?)...perhaps I'm just nit-picking.After this game, I'm sure some people are...

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