The World Champion SF Giants are having a tough follow-on season. Almost at the bottom of their division, they’ve lost more games than they’ve won.
On average there is less than one no-hitter, where the opposing batters can get walks or be hit by pitches but no actual hits, in a division each year, so they’re newsworthy. Indeed Lincecum made the front page of the SF Chronicle this morning with a photo above the fold.
Affectionately known as Timmy, he has only four wins against nine losses this season, and is giving up more than four earned runs per game. Rumors said Posey, the league’s Most Valuable Player, didn’t want to catch for him, partially because he tends to throw more than his share of wild pitches. Other rumors had it that, unless he improved, Timmy would be taken out of starting rotation to become a less-prestigious bullpen guy.
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The negative talk all changed last night. For Giants fans, this photograph is, to borrow Fitzgerald’s phrase, a cocktail in a nightmare.
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