Monday, May 31, 2010

Overmatched Tim

The much awaited match up between Ubaldo Jimenez of Colorado and our own Tim Lincecum was pretty much over after the second inning. No contest. Timmeh is still struggling : 5.2 innings; 4 runs, 3 earned; six hits (only one double); three strikeouts and five walks (AGAIN - that's four games in a row!) and Jimenez is doing a real good vintage '66 Juan Marichal impersonation: a complete game shutout with 9 k's. Not only is Jimenez the better pitcher right now, but he's the more exciting pitcher. Pin point accuracy with a triple digit FB and a tight curve is even nastier than a change up out pitch. The kid is putting together the best start to a season of our lifetime. He looks like the real deal.


But I still bet you that Tim and our boys will get him next time...at Coors Field, during the Fourth of July weekend. Why am I still so confident after such a disheartening performance?
Silly, it's a new era and one little loss doesn't change that.

3 comments:

M.C. O'Connor said...

It's a long season. Tim will find his groove again. Jimenez is pitching about as well as anyone can pitch, not much you can do against that.

Anonymous said...

Regression to the mean my friend, tis a bitch. Ubaldo won't have Bingo Numbers by the end of the season. The lowest ERA ever at the end of a season was like 0.96 so he can't keep this up forever. There's still 4+ months to go. Besides, wasn't Matt Cain like 10-1 at one point last year? He ended up 14-8 by the end of the year. Timmeh's mean/average is better than this so I'm expecting a progression/ascension/whatever. He had a rough start last year and he managed to get out of it and win the Cy Young. So, yeah. In due time...

Bob said...

Consolation detail- Pablo had 3 hits. Maybe he's coming out of his funk.
Offset by the detail that Posey went 0-fer. Let's hope he rebounds from this immediately.