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Pitching may win championships, but you've got to have some offense.
Even if you include Cody Ross' tremendous 10-game stretch in this year's playoffs, the Giants offense has been fairly awful.
They've come up with clutch hits, via Ross, Juan Uribe and Buster Posey, but even with those guys, they are averaging just three runs per game.
If that is all they can muster against the Rangers and their outstanding staff, then Lincecum will have to keep it to two or less in each of his starts.
And if the Giants offense cannot score enough runs, in the likely Game 1 and Game 7 starts from Lincecum, Bruce Bochy might have no choice but to lift Lincecum for a pinch hitter.