.DTL”>2-11 in his starts, as he fails once again to solve his control issues. One can only hope that this stretch will make him a better pitcher, having gone through such stark adversity. However, with his dramatic velocity decline, perhaps there's more than meets the eye.
It's unfortunate. Lincecum in his prime would have the Giants at least tied for first place, and there would be no talk about the juggernaut Dodgers, we'd be talking about an historic NL West race. Instead, the Giants are left thanking God for Barry Zito's unexpected contributions, while a still embarrassingly fat and out of shape Sandoval adds another anchor to a season that could be so much more.
It sure seems that the two young stars are well on their way to Strawberry/Gooden territory, instead of Jeter/Pettitte.
There's simply no excuse for players making millions of dollars showing up with this kind of effort and results.