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After another dominant performance on Sunday over the Braves, Tim Lincecum improved to 13-3 for the season and has yet to be defeated by the Bravos. In four starts he’s got four wins against us and has only allowed 8 earned runs in 26.2 innings pitched, 27 K’s, 11 BB’s. Although he has yet to shut us out, yesterday’s 7.2 inning performance with one run allowed, was close.
So the Braves are down 5-0 in the eighth and their hopes of not getting completely embarrassed on this homestand are hanging on by a very thin thread. If way things are going continue to play out, this series will see the Braves lose 3 of 4 to the Giants after a sweep at home at the hands of the obnoxious Cubs. Who would’ve thought we’d ever go 1-6 at home?
On the Braves side of Sunday’s loss, the Braves eeked out one run but saw Charlie Morton (3-7) go six innings and give up 3 ER’s. He did record 6 K’s in 6 innings which is actually an encouraging sign and Buddy Carlyle, depsite his bad luck with the Cubs earlier this week, had a 2 K scoreless appearance.
“Chasing .400″ has become “Chasing .370″ (still very good) but the league leader, though hitless so far today and batting as I type, has had a 8 game hitting streak going for him… make that 9 games and 1-4 today.
Campillo had 14 batters retired in a row after giving up three in the first and leaving in 7th inning. So it’s a bittersweet appearance for Jorge.
So the Braves head to Flushing after this nightmare homestand wraps up and hope to play spoiler against a rival team with playoff hopes still very much alive.
Let’s hope we don’t get our brains completely smashed in.