Sunday, September 20, 2009

Postmortem Tim

If you are keeping track, this is the about the sixth time this blog has presented a eulogy for the 2009 San Francisco Giants. What makes this one different is that is comes after Tim Lincecum took the mound.
I can't offer up any details (since I was gone all day and didn't hear a minute of it) and I'm not sure I would if I could. The doggers didn't need the win but they obviously wanted it bad. By pinning it on Tim, and giving him his worst start of the year( 4+ innings, 5 runs, 3 strikeouts ), they sent a clear message that they are ready for the next level.
And we are not.
And, I guess we knew that already.
And that doesn't make it any easier...

How about those Golden Bears!!! U$C lost !!!! Can you smell the roses yet???


M.C. O'Connor said...

Tim's failed to go 6 innings only 4 times in 30 starts this season, and he's given up more than 4 ER only 5 times.

NINETEEN times he's given up only 0, 1, or 2 runs. He's had a remarkable run of excellence. And he'll get two more starts, so there's some consolation there as he'll most likely dazzle us once again before the season is over.

He's had another amazing year of Cy Young caliber baseball (even without the hardware), and his performance lifted the team far beyond what was expected. He saved us from ignominy last year, and he made us contenders this year.

If we are looking to point fingers for the team's failure to compete with LA and Colorado, then we should look at the clowns in the fancy suits who run the club. They are the ones who put those fucking piece-of-shit lineups out there everyday. (And the final blow is this nightmare with Villalona--will his fall cause heads to roll?)

Bob said...

I think this is the part where Dandy Don would sing,"Turn out the lights, The party's over..."
Hooray for Andres Torres, AKA the Giants' offense. He's got some mad skills. Just a matter of putting his shit together. You could say that about many of our youngish players.
If Villalona ends up as a sad bizarre footnote to Giants history, I suppose at least I could say I saw him play once.

Zo said...

Molina had one hit in nine at bats for the series (he did not play Saturday). On the other hand, he hit into three double plays. K&K remarked about how tired he looked. Might Posey get a start? How about this question: Might Posey get a start before we are mathematically eliminated?