The San Francisco Giants drew first blood against the first place Dodgers last night, and it was good to see it done in blowout fashion, 8-0. Barry Zito pitched well and ended his three game losing streak to help bring the Giants within two games of first place.
The collapse of the Dodgers seemed immanent as they’ve played well above their talent, and have been without Matt Kemp most of the season. A series sweep would put them in a tie with the Dodgers and move the Giants record for June to 17-9. They have been playing great baseball despite Tim Lincecum not being able to find his way.
It’s been suggested by a few individuals that Lincecum should start taking recreational drugs again, as his pitching woes seem to have started when he stopped smoking. It could be just a coincidence, but I would give anything a shot at this point. If the Giants could get old Timmy back they would be nearly unstoppable in the NL West.
You can purchase, “Let Timmy Smoke” t-shirts with a marijuana leaf as part of the graphic if you’d like to support this movement to get the old Lincecum back. It would be kind of funny if that was his problem with there being such a mixed government agenda on marijuana use. So many stiff Republicans believe that we need stiffer penalties for marijuana use, where Democratic Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, wants to lower the penalty in Chicago to a traffic ticket with a fine of $150 to $250.
What a blow to the anti-marijuana agenda it would be if Lincecum turned his season around after he started smoking pot again. Forget ‘roids baseball players, it’s marijuana for improved stats.
Whatever the reason for Lincecum’s issues he needs to right the ship sooner than later, so the Giants can take a firm hold on the NL West. Pablo Sandoval had a great night at the plate going 3-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs, and a double. Every fielder had a hit in last night’s game except for Brandon Belt who went 0-4 with a strikeout. Zito pitched seven shutout innings allowing only three hits while walking three and striking out four.
The Giants have their work cut out for them this evening against Dodgers’ ace, Clayton Kershaw, as they look for their fourth win in five games. Go Giants, and please let Timmy smoke!