Tim Lincecum (2-3) did pretty damn well ( game score 58 ) :
7 innings 7 hits 3 earned runs 7 strikeouts 0 walksbut he didn't have a chance as Jason Marquis threw a dominating 5 hit shutout to bring down the Giants, 3-0, in the first game of four in Washington. Tim was hurt by some shaky outfield defense (which is starting to look like a real Achilles heel), a bad call or two, and some weirdness. The last RBI hit by Marquis would have made Bengie Molina proud...it was up in his eyes!
There's no doubt Marquis pitched well (game score 84), but the Giants could not have been more accommodating. It only took 96 pitches to do us in (only 17 in the last two innings, shit, it felt like they were running for the exits). Only one extra base hit. Only two batters forced Marquis to throw SIX PITCHES to them all night. And one of those was Lincecum!!
This kind of embarassing loss cries out for managerial response. What do you think it will be? A meeting...some benchings...maybe an angry outburst! That would be cool...totally out of character and uncalled for, but cool.
And, is this the first time Tim has been below .500? Probably not, but I'm not sure. His first season he went 7-5, so it may have happened then.