The worst part of Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs was it's complete inevitability. After Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner pitched gems and were betrayed by non-offense, it seemed only fair that Tim Lincecum would get get the same treatment. I woke with a sense of dread (that happens a lot lately) and helplessness (probably how our starters feel each day.) I would have been shocked if we had actually played like we had a heartbeat. We didn't. Not really. I hate to admit it, but around the third inning, I knew how this was going to end. Come on, admit it, so did you.
The only good news of the game was another fine job by Lincecum. He went seven full innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits with 10 strikeouts. Sounds good, huh? Of course, he had to "freak" it up by giving up homers to the the #8 and #9 hitters. Doesn't sound so good, huh? To be fair, Travis Wood, their pitcher, has hit 3 homers this year. That would make him the #6 hitter on our team. But anyway, Tim's numbers are really starting to come around, at least compared to last year. Makes me think we may try to keep him. That's a good thing, right?
We scored 3 runs this series and are now officially worse than the Cubs.
Should we make a big deal?
Every writer seems to think this season is toast.
Lots o prospects to be had.
Lots o holes to be filled.
What do you guys think?