The Giants lost a tense and rather poorly played game today, 3-2 to the Marlins. Tim Lincecum's nifty little win streak died, yet he basically kept it close. Although Buster Posey tried to win it alone, he got absolutely no help from the bottom two thirds of the batting order. Costly wild pitches, terrible base running, silly balks, and some of the worst pitches you will ever see....this game had it all! Yuck.
Start #20 Loss (9-6, 3.68) 7 innings 5 hits 3 runs 3 earned runs 2 walks 7 strikeouts 1 hr
It is possible that the 0-2 pitch that McGehee crushed was one of the worst pitches Tim has ever thrown. I will let someone other poor soul research that one. Lincecum actually threw MANY horrible pitches today and got away with almost all of them. I recall their 1B hitting 2 foul homers on hangers in the same AB. Of course we lost it on a wild pitch, but that wasn't even a horrible pitch...exactly. A tough loss, yet he hung in there, lasted seven and didn't crumble. I'm still very optimistic that Tim will do well against the doggers next Friday.
High and/or Lowlights:
ONE for TWENTY ONE from the four spot down. Barely a hard hit ball! Our bench killed us tonight. In fact, it could be argued they have been a key reason for our collapse. I've been trying to get a better attitude about Hector but right now I'm thinking TRADE BAIT. He is young, so someone might be tempted. Arias may be able to play many spots but none of them at replacement level. Obviously changing our bench around now is probably not sexy but if this comes down to one or two games, it could be the difference maker.
Brandon Belt out with a concussion for a week. More pressure on a weak bench! Great!