The Giants suffered their third loss in a row; an anemic 2-1 smack down by the lowly puds. Perhaps they were counting on another ninth inning comeback but it was not to be. Tonight truly was a rude reminder of just how weak our offense can be. And yet, it was also a reminder of just how good Tim Lincecum could still be.
Which is why I find myself with a bit of a shit eating grin. Tim did damn good tonight; 105 pitches (64 strikes), 7 innings, 2 runs, 6 hits (all singles), 3 walks, and a nifty NINE strikeouts. His only failing was allowing 4 of those singles in the third inning. Lincecum's stuff was as nasty as I can remember and with Buster behind the plate, Tim showed no hesitation to bring it. He finished strong (two K's) and I always take that as a very good sign. Two quality starts in a row is not exactly something to wet your pants over, but believe me, I am starting to get excited. Maybe, just maybe, very good times are ahead for Timmeh.