Sunday, May 9, 2010

Standardized Tim

Today you are going to take a test of what you have learned. Some of the questions may be easy, some may be hard...try not to spend too much time on any one question.

1) The performance of Tim Lincecum against the NY Mets today would best be described as:
A. Yet another quality start: 6 innings, 2 runs, 7 hits (all singles), 2 walks, 8 strikeouts
B. A bit of a struggle, but ultimately a display of Tim's new reliance on his curveball
C. The 3rd straight betrayal by the bullpen; denying what should've been Tim's win #7
D. All of the above

2) The only appropriate actions by Bruce Bochy from now on shall be:
A. Never use any member of the bullpen in a game that Tim starts
B. Tell all the members of the bullpen that it is a day off when Tim starts
C. Stop counting pitches and "Let Timmy Smoke"
D. All of the above

3) The author of today's post is best described as:
A. A some-what burnt public school teacher in California
B. A Freak-aholic that longs for worthy team-mates that can support Tim's ascent
C. A life-long Giants fan that "always liked" Aaron Rowand
D. All of the above

Correct Answers: ( hold down left mouse button and scroll over "hidden" answers on the lines below )
Happy Mother's Day!!

DUH, the answer is always "D" Why did you even look? Only 19 days of work left!!


Bob said...

"Always liked" Rowand? I think not.
At least the Giants won today.
It was a crappy day to pitch. We got only six hits but drew 11 walks. The Mets got 11 hits but drew only 5 walks.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Didn't I say things were going to be weird today?

Huge, huge effort by Wilson to bail out the 'pen.

Maybe there IS something to this "Aaron Rowand is good every third year" thing." Check out 2004 and 2007. Awesome blast today--opposite field on an ugly day for baseball. Citi Field looks like a nice park but this weekend it played a lot like Candlestick!

M.C. O'Connor said...

Juan Uribe has never had more than 34 walks in a full season--he had a career high 4 today, bringing his season total to 11. Aaron Rowand has 1 walk so far in 2010. That's right--ONE. His career high is 47.

The Giants getting 11 walks today moved them from 86, or 15th place, (pathetic Houston is last with an abysmal 55) to 97, or 14th place, just ahead of Florida and just behind Pittsburgh.

Zo said...

No denying it, Rowand has been awesome of late. Not only 11 walks, but 2 hit batsman. I am liking the way Downs looks, too. This was not a good game offensively, in spite of the win. Given all the opportunity, we should have had about 8 runs by the time Tim was taken out of the game. Still, keep in mind that the Giants have just come off a 4-6 road trip.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, the subliminal messages blew my mind. Brian Wilson was magical (5 K's).

Anonymous said...

And you're a teacher? I never imagined that to be your occupation. What do you teach?

M.C. O'Connor said...

Make that TWO walks for Rowand. A's pitcher Dallas Braden throws a perfect game against a very hot Tampa Bay.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Buster Posey ain't ready for the The Show and AAA players aren't any good, anyway. That's a paraphrase of our classy and articulate GM (H/T to Hardball Talk). Winning or not, no one expects our catchers to keep bashing ML pitching. We have to find a way to get another bat in the lineup. At some point, the Giants are going to have to play Posey!