A disastrous FIVE RUN ninth inning cost the Giants dearly as they let one slip away to Colorado, 7-4. Sergio Romo got dinked to death (5 earned runs!) and totally betrayed by horrible defense from Angel Pagan. It was easily the worst inning of the year. Wow, it was really pleasant until then. Wow. Excuse me while I go vom.
Start #14 ND (5-4, 4.81) 6 innings 3 hits 2 runs 2 earned 2 walks 6 strikeouts 0 hr
This was a completely solid Tim Lincecum start; he survived a shaky start, he allowed only 5 base runners in six innings, gave up no hard hit balls, and he got the last ten in order. I think I say this almost every time, but that is hella fine for a #4 starter. Sure, it would be nice if he could get into the seventh or eighth inning, but with our bullpen that USUALLY doesn't seem to matter often.
Mike Morse had another multiple hit game. I sure did not expect him to show such hitting skills. Sure, I knew he hit homers but I had no concept of his all field approach. We actually have a whole bunch of opposite field hitters (not counting Lincecum) and it is a real pleasure to watch.
Hasn't it been a week with out a dinger? You had to know it was coming.
One other negative: Brandon Hicks. We were lucky to get what we got from him but I think it is time for another plan. Is it time for a trade? Should we really go after Utley? If we don't, won't the doggers?
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