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Our “Average” Ace…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 28, 2010

Tim Lincecum Whip: 1.35

League Average: 1.35

Wow, that’s a frighteningly quick fall from the top we’ve seen from Timmy. And he’s just kinda felt average this year, hasn’t he? Another loss against another #3. Most of us knew going in that Enright didn’t do anything spectacular with the ball but we still couldn’t do anything with him. That goes back to the theory I floated out there a couple of weeks ago: the team loses their collective focus when Tim pitches. I compared it to the Zito starts during his first year with us. Disagree with the theory if you must but try to use a valid argument instead of “No, that’s not it”.  When Zito was sucking and everyone was wondering what was wrong the team would take the field tight and everyone’s eyes were glued to the radar gun. Same thing is happening with Timmy. When the focus is on something other than your job (hitting) AND you aren’t playing loose, bad things are going to happen to your offensive production. Let’s look at the number of runs scored in Tim’s last 5 starts (all losses):  0,0,2, 2,2.  Remember, those are the runs we have scored in those games WHEN HE’S BEEN IN THE GAME. In some cases, like the Cubs loss, we scored some runs after he was chased…..

And that’s my main point. Scoring 6 runs in 5 games for the guy is ludicrous. But when their are questions about your effectiveness, when no one seems to have the answers and there’s 8 guys standing out there hoping, waiting, PRAYING that the “old Timmy” will show back up, I am telling you, that’s a misplaced focus and THAT’S the reason our offense has sucked so bad the last 5 games that he’s pitched…..

His 7.82 ERA/ 1.82 WHIP/ and .311 batting average against him in August didn’t help much either…….

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  1. giant head said, on August 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I did a practice football draft today and I see they have the Niners ranked as the #1 defense. Is that right? I have not been much into the niners over the last, hmmm say decade….

  2. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    So, not much traffic on Flav’s thread….how do you all feel in regards to Timmy? Does he regain his form? If yes…does he do it this year? Or, is he done?

  3. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    RALLY!

  4. bigflavor said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Not that I’ve ever tried to do that… 😦

    • ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      that was funny Flav…whackin to BBW porn (whatever the fuck that is)…

  5. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    But sersiously….what do most of you think? If Timmy going through a rough spot (a really long one), or????

  6. giant head said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    thatg is it for me..have a great Sunday guys!

  7. bigflavor said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Chi where ya been? We’ve been battin that one back and forth for a month. Seriously though, I hope you have all the important shit in your life straight and that we see you around here more often. You’ve been missed.

    • ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

      Been around, Flav…and all is well. Believe me… I miss you guys, too…just busy and all. Thanks for the good thoughts.

  8. giant head said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    But first, I dont think Tim is done. Something is in his head about mechanics and approach to the game. I had said before that I would like to see him throw a splitter that I have seen JSanchez start throwing a little.

    This staff is scuffling in the first inning throwing too many pitches, too many balls, too many walks. Timmy has got to start working at getting easy outs early. He is relying on his change because he has no confidence in his fastball, so hitters know that and they are looking to hit his changeup.

    I think he is going to need work this off-season and maybe stay away from home and grow up a little. Dennis wants to see a hair cut and I think it is all superficial, but maybe it is time for him to recognize it is time for him to man up next year and decide what his fate will be as a ballplayer. And a haircut may transmit the message that he has decided to becoem serious about his long-term career. I dont think there is anyone more pale as a baseball player…will he put it together, add some arm strength and conditioning and maybe a couple of different pitches or wil he fade into oblivion in Washington as a Mariner in a couple of years or out of baseball????

  9. giant head said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Hudson has pitched well…they shafted the White Sox on that….

  10. TedSpe said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Awww. I just googled BBW. That’s mean, Flav

  11. delmardennis said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    TF, yeah, Alex sounds real sharp on the radio as well. Spreading the ball around nicely. Good to see Josh Morgan get involved. Only negative is the radio broadcast. I think Ted Robinson and Gary Plummer get their play calls from Jimmy Raye.

    • TedSpe said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      or Danny Kaye

    • delmardennis said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm

      Sorry that response was a little tardy, would ya believe I was multi-tasking?

  12. bigflavor said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Ted, the Bbw porn vault is stocked, locked and loaded. I don’t pretend for a second to get it. But there are dudes out there who can’t get enough of it— same guys must really love watching tim and zito pitch these days…

    • TedSpe said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      Point taken

  13. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    LMMFAO…I just googled BBW, too. That is too fucking funny, Flav. BTW….I.m watching pre-season football while….think I might rub one out to some BBW while doing so…Giant’s baseball…It’s Torture…BUT I will always love it!!!

  14. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    GH, I agree on Timmy…he needs to sort it out. I think he can do it…it will be interesting to see how it transpires. I wonder what his old man thinks about the whole thing (outside of his normal publicized comments)….

  15. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Why the fuck is

  16. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    FP doing so many Giants games?

  17. bigflavor said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    You know what this game needs? Someone wheelin’ it big in the outter outfield….

  18. bigflavor said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Kruk is in Reno with his kids….

    • ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm

      He cannot get back soon enough…FP sucks….

  19. ChiPower said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Woo fucking hooo…another run. I’m out fellas…catch ya on the flip side…

  20. Macdog said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    No one should be getting fist-bumps in the dugout on an RBI groundout when it’s 9-2.

  21. EdGdsnInExile said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I was just thinking, ‘well, at least the relievers turned in a nice performance’…

  22. bigflavor said, on August 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    To me, Romo always looks like he’s wearing a fake beard– like a really bad one that a high school kid would make for some Halloween play or something……

  23. DJLoo said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    In 2009, the Giants best starter was Lincecum, best every day player was Sandoval, and best reliever was Affeldt. Want to blame them for 2010?

  24. unca chuck said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    OK

  25. mrmrbill said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Coincidence that we’ve lost these two with Forever Prattling Santangelo behind the mic?

  26. unca chuck said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Missed the game. Watching football. Saw 6-1 when I switched over.

    9-1 a little later. Zito sucked? Guess they were watching the speed gun again? Why don’t the hitters just worry about hitting?

    Fuck it. Just saw Zits gave up 6 in the FIRST!!!

    FUCK. SP is dragging this team right out of the playoffs. They HAVE to turn it around pronto.

    Would you believe toot sweet?

  27. unca chuck said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    SP is a bigger problem than FP, Mr Bill

  28. TedSpe said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Fuck it. It is what it…
    No.
    I’ll never say that
    Gooddnnight, gentlemen (question mark)

  29. Nipper said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Yeah with this game may as well bitch about FP. What a turkey! He must know someone in the Giants front office. And lets carp about the ball dudes too. It was one of those nights. Bad everything period.

  30. unca chuck said, on August 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Bottom feeders, indeed.

    FUCK. This is a real pisser.

    At this point, I’d rather have SD winning.

  31. Michael said, on August 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Watched this Whitman commercial. They need to think this shit through. Voted the NINTH best CEO? I can’t be the only person thinking I want one of those other eight, you know?

  32. unca chuck said, on August 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Ahhh, it was fucking Hudson. Might as well been Maddux.

  33. unca chuck said, on August 28, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    None of the other 8 are running, Mike.

    Say what you will but Jerry Brown will kill the state if he wins. He’s Gray Davis 3x. Let’s triple auto registration. Tax the shit out of everyone and evetything.

  34. max808 said, on August 29, 2010 at 6:21 am

    And of course Gray’s successor really turned things around.

  35. delmardennis said, on August 29, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I think Ronald Reagan just took Barry Zito deep.

  36. delmardennis said, on August 29, 2010 at 7:23 am

    The Zito stats posted over on Baggarly’s site are eye-popping and staggering:

    – Zito has an 0-6 record and 5.51 ERA in his last nine games (eight starts)
    – He has one win in his last 15 outings, and two wins in his last 20 games (19 starts)
    – Zito has allowed at least one homer in seven of eight starts

    That little cocksucker, barryforever had it nailed right: Todd Wellemeyer was our #2 starter.


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