I can’t think of much more to say. Just an unbelievable way to start the year.
From the Chron:
In a stunning and risky move involving the young pitcher they call The Franchise, Bochy allowed Lincecum to pitch one inning then return to a cold, damp mound after sitting through the 74-minute delay. Even older, established pitchers rarely do that.
First Cain throws 110+ pitches in his opening start and then they handle Lincecum like this. I don’t care if the dude’s a freak or not, the Giants are rolling the dice for no reason whatsoever with their young pitching. If Cain and Lincecum can’t stay healthy for this year and the next few years, you can push back the ETA for being competitive again from somewhere around 2010 to 2015.
I’m really speechless about this.
Fellow SFGs bloggers, Raising Matt Cain, also share my bewilderment about last night’s game. I think a whole bunch of Giants fans are going “zuhhhh!?” this morning.