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…. It’s the pitching, stupid

Kickham notwithstanding, but what the hell has happened to our starting pitchers?

Lincecum has allowed an awful 34 runs in 60 innings.
Cain has allowed a staggering 39 runs in 64 innings.
Zito has allowed a Zito-esque 34 runs in 56 innings.
Bumgarner has allowed a pretty decent 27 runs in 72 innings
Vogelsong has allowed an astounding 44 runs in 46 innings.

For comparison:

Kershaw has allowed 18 runs in 80 innings.
Zimmerman has allowed 15 runs in 73 innings
Corbin has allowed 14 in 68 innings
Harvey has allowed 16 in 78 innings.

Our starters have the fourth worst record and ERA in the league. This is supposed to be the strength of the team. What the hell is going on? Anyone?

Every time I turn the game on, it's already 4-1. If it wasn't for our league best offense, we'd be in last place by a mile.

Don't expect any significant changes. These guys have to figure out what the league has figured out about them. They'd better get it done soon. The Giants are about to be on the road for most of the next month, and starting every game down 4 runs is a recipe for last place.

UPDATE: Not that it pertains to this post, but the Giants are down 5-2 in the 7th inning, and the three batters that just came to the plate (Belt, Torres and Crawford), and all three of them swung at the first pitch and flied out. Unbelievable.

UPDATE, PART II: Well, Lincecum looks completely lost. The only question is how much longer can the Giants keep running him out there. I can understand Bochy letting him hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth, with the team about to be away for most of the next month, but Holy canada in levitra Christ, he walked out for the top of the fifth and just shit the bed completely. What the hell?

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Sandoval isn't helping. 2 for his last 25. Swinging at every pitch. Jeez.

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