For Giants' Starting Pitchers, It's Not About Individual Stats

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For Giants' Starting Pitchers, It's Not About Individual Stats
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Tim Lincecum walked off the mound at AT&T Park Wednesday afternoon with the following line for the day:

one run, five hits, seven strikeouts and 111 pitches through seven innings.

With your ordinary big league club, you'd think: "Wow, he could finish this thing and get a complete game victory."

But the San Francisco Giants are no ordinary club. They're actually very extraordinary.

With a team offense that ranks toward the bottom of the league in every major category, the defending world champions still find themselves at the top of their division with a comfortable lead due primarily to their elite pitching staff, a staff that doesn't get its due when you look at the stat sheet.

All of San Francisco's starting pitchers have suffered in one way or another because of a severe lack of run support. Here's a look at just how good these arms have been in 2011.

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