Start #3: Loss (0-2) 6 innings 8 hits 5 runs 1 walk 6 strikeouts
This game started at 7:18 pm and was effectively over by 7:28 pm. The Phillies jumped all over Tim Lincecum with 5 hits and 4 runs in the first inning. With Roy Halliday going for Philly...well, you know how that is going to turn out. Oh sure, we scored a little ( it ended 5-2) but if you really thought we had a chance after Tim's start, then you are way more confident of our "new" offense than I am.
That makes three straight BAD first innings for Tim; a total of seven runs...which I believe equals the total for ALL of his first inning runs allowed last season. His velocity seemed to hover in the unimpressive 88-91 mph range. His control seemed better; almost too good, though. He got ahead of many batters but then would always seem to leave a gift right over the plate. The 0-2 crap to Victorino in the first and the offering to Halladay are prime examples. Is it time to panic yet? (and I don't mean the second baseman.)
Good things: It was a pretty short game.
Bad things: Besides Tim, the worst thing going on with this team is the defense. Another one tonight (like 15 in 10 games!) , which keeps us easily on top in the league. Are we just having an unlucky stretch? Huff in left is a ticking bomb.