Friday, August 27, 2010

More Crappy Tim

Lincecum's descent into mediocrity continues. Tonight's version of my recurring nightmare wasn't his worst line ( 6 innings, 4 runs, 5 hits, FOUR walks, and 6 strikeouts) but it was clearly more of the same crap. Come on...walk the first guy on four pitches...don't get a strike with a fastball until pitch #17 and then give up a homer on pitch #19. Since the offense decided to take an extra day off (they did work hard last series after all), the game was over right then.

August was brutal for Tim; FIVE LOSSES, 22 runs given up in 25.1 innings. That's some crappy pitching and it may quite well have taken us out of contention. Only time will tell. I'm really starting to dread Tim's starts....Thank Willie the next one is in September!!


M.C. O'Connor said...

He wore Zito's socks. Tim eschewed his usual full-length trousers and sported the knee-high stripes to go with the orange jersey.

He's tired. He's running our of gas. Whaddya say, skipper, how about skippin' a start?

Anonymous said...

It couldn't hurt. However, I wouldn't want to move everyone else up a day earlier. I wish Joe Martinez was still in the organization to make a spot start, but, he's not. There aren't many available options in the minors that look ready and/or good enough. Tis a pickle.

Brother Bob said...

Searching hard for a silver lining, I came up with--- at least he pitched 6 full innings. That's an improvement.

M.C. O'Connor said...

After the 1st inning HR by LaRoche, the TV guys later showed a replay with Stephen Drew on 2nd base giving location signs to him. Whether it was Buster or Tim not being cagey enough, or just heads-up by Drew wasn't clear. They also showed a replay of Drew talking to LaRoche in the dugout later, demonstrating--what looked like--a part of Tim's windup. Perhaps he picked something up and Lincecum is tipping pitches. Little stuff, to be sure, but it adds up.

The Chronicle story says the Giants had Tim make an adjustment. So, yeah, I think "going six" is a good sign. This season is hinging on two guys we thought would be way better--Lincecum and Sandoval. Tim's got some work to do. Let's hope he figures it out.