Start #8: ND (2-3) 7 innings 7 hits 4 runs 3 walks 7 strikeouts
If you are looking for the return of Cy Tim, come back next time. Tonight, in a sad 5-4 loss to Colorado, it was the 2012 version of Tim Lincecum once again. Maybe a little more effective, almost "quality", but still far from the Ace that we desperately need. His pitch count remains ludicrous ( 122 tonight!) and his velocity remains suspect ( lots of 89 mph fastballs). I'm at a loss ... is it mental or physical? All I am sure of is that we probably can't contend if Barry Zito is better than Tim Lincecum.
The Good: Bases on Balls!!! We actually got a BOATLOAD of them ( ten for the game ) and without them we didn't stand a chance. Aubrey Huff's pinch walk to start the three run seventh was a thing of beauty. We got three in the eighth inning alone ... Think we scored ?
The Bad: More bad defense! When will it end? WILL it end? The other truly bad aspect of tonight was the injury to Joaquin Arias. Not that it is serious ... looks like no break ... just that it exposes how thin we are.