It looked so good for the first five innings. Tim Lincecum was out-pitching Clayton Kershaw, which is as it should be, after all he has twice as many Cy Young awards. Buster had smote a mighty blast, which is also as it should be. It felt like 2012 again. Then the sixth inning happened, Tim went BOOM, and it felt like 2013 again. And, yes, the doggers completed the sweep, 4-2.
The sixth inning nightmare featured 4 consecutive hits, 2 stolen bases, and was topped off by a run scoring wild pitch. In fact, that pitch was especially noteworthy in that it brought out Bochy with the hook. It isn't often that a pitcher gets yanked in the middle of a count ( I think it was 2-1) but, as Kuiper said, I really think he was sick of watching Tim pitch. I guess that makes the Skipper like a lot of us.
I also must vent, for no useful reason, about Hector Sanchez. I thought we got past the idea that he is capable of catching Tim. Or anybody, actually. If he showed any special hitting ability I might be inclined to be kinder, but there's nuthin' there. He is just another example of our rather weak minor league crop right now. The fact that we repeatedly think he is ready for the Majors is deeply disconcerting to me.
Actually, everything about this season, except Cain and MadBum, is deeply disconcerting to me. Good news: tomorrow's an off day.