Oh, and every now and again, Tim Lincecum will string together a couple of bad outings. It happens to the best pitchers. So when you’re stuck in that pie-in-the-sky, gee, all-they-have-to-do-is-score-two-runs mode, don’t forget that the Giants’ pitching isn’t really magic inside. There’s charming fallibility inside all of us, even Tim Lincecum.
Also of note: I turned the game off after the Nationals’ fourth run. The Giants would have had to score at least five unanswered runs to win, and I just didn’t have that kind of patience.