I harbor some major residual animosity toward the San Fransisco Giants. I can feel it bubble toward the fore every time I see a highlight including the following players: Buster Posey, Cody Ross, Brian Wilson and most definitely Tim Lincecum. Brian Wilson just attempted to pitch through pain and will be relieved of his closer duties as a doctor replaces a major part of his throwing arm. There are whispers about the Timmy’s lack of fastball velocity and there are some major concerns in San Francisco as he has been shelled in his first two starts of the year. Things are not going all that well for the Giants currently.
Roy Halladay versus Tim Linecum. They have two Cy Young awards a piece and they are both considered two of the best pitchers in baseball. This match-up makes me think about the 2010 NLCS, which makes me want to throw my television out the window. I actually get angry just thinking about that series. God Damn Cody Ross. Anyway, Timmy has been really bad this season and this trend continued tonight. Aided by some awful outfield defense, the Phillies hung a four spot on the Giant’s ace. Nothing could possibly make me happier than the crowd shots as Lincecum proved human.
Roy Halladay almost got the chance to bat in the first inning. This meant that Doc started the game a little cold. Roy continued his trend of not being about to get the lead-off batter out and allowed a first inning run on an Aubrey Huff sac fly. Roy did not seem to have his best stuff. This of course meant that Halladay went eight innings and allowed two runs.
Tonight, the Phillies smacked Lincecum around and Doc was Doc. Still this does very little to erase the memory of that stupid playoff series.
Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino went 2-4 and Laynce Nix had a big hit for the second night in a row. Even Roy Halladay contributed an RBI single. Roy got the win and Jonathan Papelbon pitched an uneventful ninth for his third save. 5-2 Phillies win.
Tomorrow night Joe Blanton starts for the Phillies against recent recipient of a new contract Madison Bumgarner. It is 1:30 A.M. and it is time for bed.