The Giants tandem of very special catchers flexed their muscles yesterday on the way to a 7-5 comeback win over Colorado. Buster Posey, looking real comfortable at 1B, did a typical Buster thing with a huge 2 run double in the third to tie the game. But rather more surprising is the emergence of Buster's "back up", Andrew Susac. Susac continued his current 8 game hit streak with a single in the first and a game-winning 3 run double in the seventh, following an intentional pass to Posey, to finish 2-for-4. This type of production from the bench is bloody beautiful, especially with all the annoying injuries. If Susac keeps this up, he may not be considered "bench" much longer.
Now on to the bad stuff, i.e. Tim Lincecum. That was Tim's second shortest appearance ever; with the all time shortest being his last time out. Not a good trend for sure, but do trends really matter with Tim anymore? Of course, this time we get to blame a line drive off Tim's pitching arm for the early departure. But do we really? That well hit ball was pretty much the end of Tim's day in any case, he was getting smacked around (1.2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks). He was lucky to get an out at the plate on that liner off his arm. The injury (luckily no break but a day to day bruise thing) got him out of the game (Thank Willie! We needed this win) and it made the decision for his "use" so very much easier. Time off, maybe even a DL stint, and then the decision on the permanent disposal of Tim Lincecum begins.
Yuck, that did not sound good. I need a better phrase for that. Anyway....MADBUM today!! Speaking of aces, did you see that Kershaw lost three starts in a row for the first time ever in his career? Doesn't that perk you up?