Wednesday, May 07, 2014

dodgers salvage the day by LOSING

Nothing like a good dodger choke to ease the pain of a Giants loss. 

MLB.com's story notes the dodgers scored 2 in the first off Steven Strasberg and then were shut out the rest of the way. Juan Uribe went 0-for-4 and GIDP.

I got to hear the first 2 innings of the Pirates-Giants game as Lincecum was crappy, per CSNBay Area. The Buccos mashed and scored 4; Tim shut them down for 2 innings and then Sandoval pinch hit for him in the 5th and singled.  

Henry Schulman notes in his game story for the Chron that Tim started with 7 straight balls. He mkes a good point about mechanics -- 


When the Giants gave Lincecum a two-year, $35 million contract they thought they were buying the relative consistency they saw over his final dozen starts last year, when he had a 3.82 ERA and completed at least six innings nine times.
He demonstrated good command during spring training, but he has been hit or miss in the games that count. Lincecum's success or failure always lies within his complex mechanics, and he admitted he is frustrated that he cannot make all the levers work properly from one start to the next.
"That's what everyone looks for, consistency in their outings," he said. "I've just been going up, going back, going up, going back. I've got to find a way to knock that off and get on a roll and find that momentum that I've been looking for."

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