With every loss this week it feels like a journey through hell. The seven rings of Bochy's Inferno, if you will. Tonight's special new horror is particularly heinous and potentially devastating to the cause: a hittable Tim Lincecum.
Tim's performance may not seem too bad at first glance : 6 innings, 9 hits, 4 runs, 4 walks, and 4 strikeouts. However, a couple important details give evidence that it may have been one of his worst outings yet. First, the nine hits allowed are a season high and four of them were for extra bases. Even a feeble Lincecum gives up hits, but not usually BIG hits. Second, Tim was given the lead TWICE and each time promptly returned it. Nothing ace-like about Tim tonight. His velocity may have been a little better but his poise, command and aggressiveness were all AWOL. Again.
Is our journey over yet? What new horrors await?