The St. Louis Cardinals put on a nearly perfect display of total team baseball while they destroyed our beloved Giants, 8-3, in Game 4 of the NLCS. Literally every member of their starting lineup contributed a significant hit. Their starter, Adam Wainwright, completely out pitched the amazingly erratic Tim Lincecum. You really do have to tip your hat to the Cards; they made it look easy and they did it with style.
I suppose Tim's performance was totally predictable. And that is exactly what makes it so heart-breakingly disappointing. He sucked in the first; three singles, a walk, and 2 runs. Big Surprise! Tim led the world in first inning runs this year (28, I believe). Is there anything more disheartening than being in a hole and having the home crowd fired up right from the beginning? He had his moments this evening (just like throughout this horrible season) but basically Tim let his team down AGAIN ( just like almost all year long). Why did I really expect tonight be any different? I'll tell you why: Cuz I'm a fool.
Kudos to Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro. What studs! Anti-kudo to Bochy. Putting Hector Sanchez out there turned out to be SO BAD in so many ways. Oh well, I suppose he had to try something.
We haven't been whooped so bad since Game 2 against the Reds....Hey! Wait a minute. I seem to remember that working out pretty good. Maybe we have them right where we want them!
Go Barry! We love you, Zito! Namaste'!
I've always loved that guy.