Once again, Tim Lincecum fails to provide anything resembling a solid start. In fact, he was so wild, it was embarrassing. Missing his spots by as much as two feet, he allowed two more runs in the first inning, bringing his season total to a worst
in baseball 25. With the way the Giants looked against a stellar Tim Hudson, the game was over right about the time that 454 foot home run landed in dead center.
Today’s loss to the Braves kept the Dodgers 2 games back, but Lincecum’s performance brought into stark focus
just how much he’s letting the team down. Anything resembling his usual standards, and the Giants would have a playoff spot all but locked up. Instead, not only are they in a fight to the death with a now completely revamped and rejuvenated LA, but Bochy and Sabean have to wonder if they can even keep Lincecum on the playoff roster if they make it. What a stunning
fall from grace fail for the
two-time Cy Young winner.
His season stats aren’t just worse than Barry Zito’s, they’re a lot worse. Unbelievable.