I just was watching The Sports Reporters on ESPN, and Mike Lupica said that the difference in last night's ballgame was the bullpen. The Giant bullpen held the Angels hitless for 3 innings (actually 3.1), and that was the difference.
Did he watch the same game as me? The Angels allowed no hits and no runs with two strikeouts and one walk (an intenionally unintentional one to Bonds) over the last 3-1/3.
The Giants' pen allowed no hits and no runs with three strikeouts and one walk (Spiezio) over the last 3-1/3. Nen also gave up some long foul balls to two of the three men he faced and a decently long fair fly ball to end it.
I would say that at worst the Angels' bullpen was the equal of the Giants' last night.