Crushed. Routed. Destroyed. Shellacked. You pick the word, the last choice is flashy, but it still adds up to the Reds winning, 11-0. Yet another 2013 Giants game that is well worth forgetting. Oh, if only we could.
This crappy game which leaves us 8 games below .500 turns out to be rather historic for losing starter Tim Lincecum. Not good historic, like a no-hitter, bad historic, like a new career high with 8 runs allowed in a putrid 3.2 innings. He also gave up three homers, something he has only done a few times before. This follows his July 13 masterpiece, his 148 pitch masterpiece. You can bet many pundits are going to go after that big number to explain tonight, and definitely if Tim goes back in the tank. Do I think the huge pitch count is to blame? Nahhh, Tim is just a frigging head case.
A real double header tomorrow. One of the games is making up the rain out in Cincinnati so we are wearing away uniforms and batting first. Yet it counts as a home game in the final stats. 82 home games this year. Weird, huh?