The Phillies, once again looking like the much better team, took game 2 of the series by a score of 6-2. Guess what? We fell behind early. That's right, this season's recurring theme of generally crappy starting pitching once again reared it's ugly head. Tim Lincecum delivered a rather feeble 7 innings, yielding 9 hits and five runs. Nothing special there. I still have a lot of faith in our rotation, yet it looks like a steady flow of quality starts may be a thing of the past.
If you really needed another indication that Tim is a shadow of his former self, Chase Utley's performance tonight might qualify. Timmeh has owned Utley for years, something like 6 hits and 12 strike outs in 30 at bats. Tonight, he got three hits, including a big homer, in three chances. I know it is a small sample size, but we all know Tim's magic mojo is no more. He is actually looking very hittable. Nothing special. Heavy sigh.
Day game tomorrow! No time to think about it. Shake it off and let's play ball.