Start #9: Loss (2-4) 4 innings 5 hits 4 runs 3 walks 5 strikeouts
Tim Lincecum continued his mastery of mediocrity by failing to secure the series sweep and letting the A's defeat our boys, 6-2. The rather painful 90 pitch performance was cut short by an incident that actually looked quite painful; a collision at home plate in which Timmeh got his clock cleaned. Besides slamming the ground hard (luckily they say he's fine); the ball popped out and the fourth run of the inning scored on a wild pitch. It was hard not to flash on last year and Buster's ordeal. Thankfully, Tim is OK. Well, except for the fact that he's our fifth best starter now. Shit, I can't believe I just wrote that.
Good stuff: Melky continues his multi-hit game blitzkrieg with FOUR HITS today. You don't see that too often. Another error free game, we seem to be stabilizing in that regard.
Bad stuff: I guess we had to pay some price for the amazing run of walks (33 in previous 5 games) we have enjoyed this week. Well, it came today ... only two walks but that went along with EIGHT strikeouts LOOKING. Brandon Belt did it three times. Oh well, perhaps that comes with the new patience at the plate we have seen.