Lincecum Strikes Out 13 but Giants Lose in Typical Fashion

Greg CaggianoSenior Writer IJuly 27, 2008

"Shit happens" is the one phrase you can use to describe what it's like to pitch for this Giants' team this season. One by one, pitchers toss gems yet do not get a win to show for their amazing performance.

Last night was once again one of those times.

We're used to seeing Matt Cain's tough luck over the last few season's but last night was the other young pitching stud's turn.

Lincecum would strike out thirteen batters in just seven innings of work before leaving to a thunderous ovation from the fans at AT&T Park.

This season, the kid's luck has been good as timely offense and clutch bullpen pitching seems to follow him, but last night was different. "Set-up" man Tyler Walker then came in the eighth inning and gave up three runs in just a third of an inning before being yanked in favor of Jack Taschner, who ended the inning.

What does a Giants's pitcher have to do?

Gets the hits himself, or in Matt Cain's case, hit homeruns? Sadly the answer is yes, but not only that, but he has to come in out of the bullpen himself as well.

I only hope that as the deadline nears, more and more players who are part of the reason why the teams sucks this season (sucks being an actual positive description), will be dealt.

As the Giants' website reported, scouts from the Indians and Brewers were at last night's game, reportedly looking at Taschner and Walker. My response to this is, I'd drive them to the airport myself.