Giants unleash 'The Freak' at opportune time
Lincecum's Game 4 relief heroics give San Francisco chance it needs
By Anthony Castrovince | Archive 10/10/12 9:22 PM ET
CINCINNATI -- Enter "The Freak," from stage left.Everything changed in that moment of Game 4 of this National League Division Series. Well, maybe not everything. After all, the Giants already led the Reds by a run, and the Reds had already found a way to strand six baserunners in just three innings of play. But if there was still hope in the hearts of the Reds and their fans at Great American Ball Park, if avoiding the unsettling scenario of a Game 5 in a series they once led two games to nil was still a profound possibility, if the visitors had any vulnerability, well, this was the moment that quickly quashed all of that.