Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants came into Coors Field, pitched nearly perfect baseball, and won a baseball game. Who would have thought the Rockies would allow such a thing to take place, especially with their season hanging by a thread.
There's no sense talking about the big picture right now. Too depressing. So let's look at some positives and negatives from this evening,
Positive: Jhoulys Chacin continues to prove himself. He's already on the cusp of top of the rotation status, and I think (hope) he will only get better as he develops better command and better pitch efficiency. When that happens, the Rockies 1-2 punch could rival any 1-2 combo in the league.
Negative: Chacin made one mistake tonight, which was sadly one more mistake than he could afford. Tim Lincecum was just better on the stage, and that's why he has two Cy Young Awards at home next to his other valuables.
Positive: No base running errors.
Negative: Only two base runners.
Positive: Jim Tracy managed a clean game.
Negative: Tim Lincecum and Brian Wilson were so good that it didn't matter.
Positive: Ian Stewart returned to the hot corner.
Negative: Only because Melvin Mora's pregame meal didn't agree with him.
Positive: Ummmmm... Matt Reynolds!
Negative: Huston Street received his 5th consecutive day off. And this rate we won't need him again until early July 2012.
Positive: From all accounts the fireworks show after the game was spectacular.
Negative: The in game show sucked.
So I guess that means Zito will be the one mouthing "Bleeping juiced ball bullbleep" under his breathe when the Rockies mount an offensive rally. Looking forward to that.