In arguably his worst start ever, Tim Lincecum did something he hardly ever does...I don't mean the scary stats:
5.2 innings 9 hits 7 runs (3 earned) six walks 3 strikeouts
Although they are quite hideous (game score 20!), I was referring to the amazing fact that Lincecum is now 47 - 4 (.922) when the Giants give him at least three runs of support (76 starts). Tonight was only the fourth time ever that the Freak has pissed away that most precious commodity. And, boy howdy, he sure did have to work hard to give the game to the rookies. Terrible walks, a horrible error, and , finally the long ball barrage (shame on Bochy for the delayed hook!). I'm pretty sure that I've followed every Lincecum start and I don't recall a worse job. Not something I prefer to think about, so I won't do it now. It will be interesting to see how he responds. Failure is not something we have seen Tim have to deal with much. Especially, self inflicted failure.
Speaking of failure...Mark DeRosa at third? Really?