Start #18 Loss (3-10) 3.1 innings 7 hits 6 runs 1 walk 3 strikeouts
Did I already use this title before? Have I already written this post before? Is this nightmare going to end?
Answers: Not quite, No it just seems that way, and the 2012 Tim Lincecum nightmare does not seem to be anywhere close to being done. PLUS this time we get a few extra days off to ruminate over it! The lastest version was today's rubber game loss to the resurgent Pittsburgh Pirates, 13 -2. I guess I was fortunate to completely miss it (traveling to Sactown for the week) but I feel like I've seen it before. We have all seen it far too many times this year. Another low quality start ( game score 24 ) that featured some big blasts by quality hitters (Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker) as well as the embarassing hit to A.J. Burnett ( his first RBI since 2005! ). Tim is clearly no closer to getting his freak back on.
Well, let the All-Star Break conjecture begin. Is he out of shape? Does he need his Daddy? Is he smoking too much ganja? Maybe he's not eating enough In 'N Out burgers. The sad thing is that we will see articles about each one of these in the next couple days (if you haven't already).