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.