And now, finally, the pitching has let the team down. Lincecum, in his last two starts has given up 11 runs. Cain in his last two has given up 7 runs. Vogelsong has seen his ERA go up by .8 runs over the last three weeks. The once unbeatable bullpen has failed several times since the start of August.
Asking the pitchers to throw shutouts game after game, has finally ended any aspirations of repeating as champs.