Start #2 : No decision(!) 2.1 innings 8 hits 6 runs 2 walks 4 strikeouts (yep, his shortest ever)
Just when you thought Coors Field was a reasonable place to play baseball. Tim Lincecum and a few other bad Giants pitchers found out the hard way that ugly things still happen here. I'm talking two touchdowns and a few field goals type of ugly...you know, ugly pieces of crap like tonight ( won by the Rockies 18-7). How on earth did Zito do it?
Tim was real bad from the start and didn't last long enough to get any better. Elevated fastballs were the specialty of the day and extra base hits were the result. Shit, Tim gave up more hits than got outs. The only thing that made Tim look somewhat adequate was the job that Mota and Affedt did after Lincecum was knocked out. U-G-L-Y. Too bad Coors Field can't be your only alibi. Lots of bad pitches...Tim's ERA is over 12 now and he deserves every bit of it.
Good things: Nate gets a start and hits two homers! A seven run inning (11 batters) is fun but heart-breaking when wasted.
Bad things: Too many to list, but the errors do pop in to my mind. We lead the league in errors already; a trend I sure hope changes soon.
Shingles? Give me a break.