Tim Lincecum coughed blood early and the Giants got swept away by a red hot Royals club, 7-4. A game that felt over after the first inning (and it was), finished off a road trip that started well but may have turned into a death spiral. Pretty dramatic, huh? Well, with the doggers winning we are now the furthest behind this year and the trends look real bad (20-35 over last 55 games). With the ridiculous lineups we are putting out there now, I feel like we should just worry about staying above .500 at this point. Guess I'm not suppose to say that out loud, but it feels true.
Start #24 Loss (9-8, 4.51) 3.1 innings 7 hits 6 runs 6 earned runs 3 walks 2 strikeouts 1 hr
Was this his worst start of the year? (How come I think we are going to be using that phrase a lot when discussing Tim.) Hard to say, but 3 of the last four have been total shit. Many people are blaming the relief appearance. Others are pointing to the lack of Hector Sanchez, which totally cracks me up considering their funky history. I don't think there is a certain cause outside of Tim's mental and physical inconsistencies. It will be interesting to see how he finishes up when (oops) if we slip out of the race.
High and/or Lowlights:
Seven stolen bases total, five off of Tim. Sheesh, thats a good month for us! I was surprised that the last time it happened was May 2009. I figured it was way longer ago.
Best performance from a Giant clearly goes to the three RBI's from Susac. He looked horrible "in the squat" but Tim does that to everybody.