Start #17 LOSS !! (3-9) 3.1 innings 9 hits 8 runs (new career high) 7 earned runs 2 walks 2 strikeouts
It would seem that the sweltering heat of Washington (94 degrees at game time) gobbled up the fallen Ace of the Giants, Tim Lincecum, and spit him out. In arguably one of his WORST STARTS EVER (game score 12! seriously, I didn't know they went that low!), the Nationals destroyed the Giants, 9-3. That is a brutal way to start a key span of games in which 12 of 15 are on the road. The hot, stinky road.
We can only hope this game is the result of freak frying weather, otherwise we are right back to worrying about Tim's every move. This is the team with the league's best record after all. Their impressive offensive stars, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, looked good today. And their #3 starter, Jordan Zimmermann, sure whooped our sorry butts. They look very tough to beat. Yeah, it might be a "hiccup" as Bruce Bochy called it.
Or we might be back to square one with Tim. Heavy sigh.