Timmy was definitely not himself out there tonight. His 5 earned runs are the most he's given up since May 15th vs. the Mets. He's still a freak, but he's human after all.
-- Another questionable call by the umpires. Homer Bailey stroked one down the 1st base line to break open the game in the second inning. Lincecum and Bengie Mo immediately protested the call, even while the ball was still in play. Bochy subsequently got thrown out for arguing it. Naturally the only cameras at the ballpark missed the play, so I can't condemn the play one way or the other.
Bochy has now been ejected 5 times this year and 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Love it. According to this Forbes article, Bochy is the 5th most ejected manager in baseball since 2004. Love it more. Never woulda guessed that though...
-- Timmy grew up in the Seattle area and prefers the temperature on the cool side. In his last two starts with 4 earned runs or more (in Atlanta and Cincy). The weather in ATL was 83 degrees with 64% humidity. The weather Tuesday in the Queen City was 82 degrees with 72% humidity.
Timmy doesn't like that stuff. Timmy likes fog.
-- Despite Randy Winn's newfound stroke, I still think it's totally wrong to sit Nate Schierholtz.
-- Nate Schierholtz is hitting .411 against lefties this season.
-- Nate Schierholtz is left handed. Go figure.