In a battle of #5 starters, the doggers prevailed, 8-3, and took the first game of the series. Their lame starting pitcher, Anderson, couldn't get through the fifth but he looked masterful compared to a ridiculously struggling Tim Lincecum. The fallen ace went a feeble 4 innings, allowing 8 hits, 3 walks and was lucky to only give up 4 runs. Nothing he threw seemed to fool the blue goo and they often jumped on his first pitch. It was clearly Tim's weakest start so far, best forgotten, yet I fear that won't happen soon. Well, at least 5 days.
Their new CF, Jocko Something, put on a bit of a show with a great catch and a big homer. Gee, I guess we have the pleasure of watching that for a decade or so...
McGehee took another 0-4 with a couple strikeouts. He is hitting .173 so far. Matt Duffy is looking better every day.
MadBum vs. Kershaw, Round 2 tomorrow. I like our chances, MadBum seems to get even tougher on the road. I think I could come up with some good examples of that if I really tried.