Instead of writing another post about how Tim sucked, I went fishing. Needless to say, I caught nothing...and now I still have to write the post! However, the quiet time and beauty of my setting appears to have inspired me. Or at least, it gave me enough time to stop screaming about the indignity of losing 5-1 to the monstrous bats of Randy Winn and Pedro Feliz .
We really do have to ask the question if Tim Lincecum (11-8) can lead us into the playoffs this season. In a straight up match up against another NL elite pitcher, Lincecum was over-matched. After teasing us for three innings, the wheels came off. He finished with a pedestrian line: 5.1 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts. A game score of 42, which sucks. Bad defense and poor luck contributed, of course, but when Randy Winn goes yard on you...well, let's just say there won't be a third Cy coming home this year.
I guess I'm suppose to be happy with the marginal improvement shown tonight. I'm not. This is not Tim's year and I no longer see him turning it around. Maybe Oswalt is right and Tim needs to hit the the Thigh Master. I don't know, but I'm scared.
Can someone out there tell me we can make the playoffs with this year's version of Tim?
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