Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Scarring Tim



GAME SUMMARY:

Tonight's gagfest was pretty much over after about 8 minutes into the game. Right about when Paul Goldschmidt hit his gratuitous 3 run homer off the basically worthless Tim Lincecum.  The bullpen was tough after Lincecum's early departure and we got a couple more long balls, however it wasn't enough as we lost 7-3.  At least the doggers lost too.

TIM FACTS:

Start #2  Loss  (0-1)   4 innings  7 hits  7 runs  7 earned  1 walks  5 strikeouts  2hr


Tim's performance was like picking off an old scab; painful, a really bad idea and it may leave a scar.  Yuck, yuck, yuck.  All the memories of an INCREDIBLY hittable Tim come pouring back.  I'm not talking about the Goldschmidt psych out, I'm talking when the opposing pitcher gets excited to take a hack. It is one thing to watch bad pitching, tonight was more like watching a suicide bombing. Again, I say, triple yuck!

HIGH and/or LOWLIGHTS:

Morse's homer (#2) measured out at 446 ft.  That is an impressive clout.  Pagan's three hits leave him at a crisp .462.  Buster only got two hits, including homer #3, and he stands at .344.  Five scoreless innings from the bullpen is sweet, except that the bullpen should never really appear for five innings. Oh well, get 'em tomorrow!

7 comments:

M.C. O'Connor said...

It's weird when a guy is out there throwing what must look like BP to a major league hitter. There's good days and bad, we've all seen it. And lots of times a little bad luck gets mixed in and makes a rough outing look worse than it really was. But man, they were raking it last night against Tim. All the balls were squared up--no cheapies. And a HR to RF by a right-hander? A no-doubter in that park? Yikes. Goldschmidt, as we know, is one of the best, but this ownage of Tim is off the charts.

One thing you learn in this life, be it dragging your ass out of bed to log another day at work, or following the ups and downs of the long haul of a baseball season, is that you have to keep going. No surrender. "Gimme the ball, coach" is the only response. You gotta have amnesia--forget about yesterday. Embrace tomorrow!

Petit got six outs, four by strikeout. I like that. And that was a serious blast by Morse. Let's hope he can keep that up.

Brother Bob said...

I feel for you, JC. It's not easy these days being a Lincecum fan. Maybe he'll throw another no-hitter next time.

Anonymous said...

No command, no control, dead straight 90mph FB.

He's like watching an epileptic wearing boxing gloves trying to disarm a bomb while doing the macarena.

Always just a matter of time......

22's SweetSwing said...

This team is not out of it down 3 runs. WRT 55, all we can do is hope that he comes through when it really matters, because he isn't going anywhere except the bullpen (if we are lucky).

ogc obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

Unfortunately, he said that his mechanics were off. There goes the advantage of him working in the winter and coming in more prepared? He said he's working on it...

Then again, the past two seasons, he's struggling for 3-4 months then is superb for 2-3 months.

If he can at least duplicate his 2013 season, I would be very happy, because we are not relying on him being The Franchise, though that would be stupendous, to win, he just needs to be something like he was in 2013 (OK, slightly better, like high 3's ERA; but poor bullpen cost him a 4.00-ish ERA) and that would be good for the team.

I still believe in him being a capable pitcher, much in the Zito mode through most of his last seasons with us, with roughly average ERA, which is still good, just not Timmeh. Age happens!

ogc obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

Oh, and yeah, this team is not out of it when many runs down, just like it was in late 2012, just like it was in early and late 2013, when most everyone was healthy and hitting like they can. Those teams can make a good charge at the end against the other team's bullpen while our bullpen shuts the other team down. Winning combo.

JC Parsons said...

I do agree that this team is not out of it when they are down three, although I can see where it looked like I said that very thing. My comment about the eight minute game was purely in hindsight. I had distinct hope when Morse made it 3-1 with his blast. But then Tim immediately gave it away...

BTW Very cool seeing new folks start commenting. Welcome to our humble gathering.