Start # 32 Loss (10-15) 4+ innings (77 pitches) 5 hits SEVEN runs 4 walks 3 strikeouts
Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy a no pressure, "fun" game, the disastrous 2012 Tim Lincecum reappeared. Tim gave the Giants no chance as they fell, 7-2, to the pesky Snakes. He pretty much did everything wrong: walks, wild pitches, hit batter, long ball... in other words, it was a total return to pre-All Star break Tim. I so wanted to believe that Tim had it back together...maybe he had to re-invent himself a bit, but it was working...now I just don't know. We have some tough questions to deal with.
Should Tim be the starter dropped from the play-off rotation? He pretty clearly is the least reliable of the group.
Considering his contribution in 2010 ( or does that still matter? ), can the Giants actually pull "it"off without Tim? I mean, I know they can... this is a good team... their resilience will be lauded for years to come, but it just doesn't seem "right" to do it without The Freak. Sigh... I guess I don't know what I mean.