Tim picked up his third loss in a suspenseless game that was over by the 3rd inning. The death blow was a three run homer (first one given up this year!) by a right handed hitter (also first!). In his shortest outing since opening day, Lincecum lasted five innings, giving up seven hits and two walks. The nine strikeouts are cool but just stat padders. I suppose anytime Tim doesn't get a quality start it is news.
Obviously this loss, like the vast majority of them, can be blamed on the offense. It is hard to believe that this offense can get worse but that's what's going on. Look for Renteria to start his disappearance; I bet money "injuries" appear and he won't be in many of our second half games. Rowand will also hit the DL soon with an "injury" related to not driving in a run for a month. I have little doubt that Pablo will rebound, but I don't expect anything from Nate, Fred, Matt, John, and the ever popular "fill-in-the-blank". Where do you guys think our second half "O" comes from? My imagination is stumped.
All we can do now is hold our breath and see what the boys are made of. The true test is when we get home; if we keep losing there then we know it's time to relax.
And, by relax, I mean
FIRE THE ENTIRE FRONT OFFICE (except Barr) and COACHING STAFF