Yeah, a sweep hurts (especially after that eight game winning streak), but all three losses in Arizona were by one run. Last night, despite picking up his first loss of the year, Matt Morris put in another solid performance against Randy Johnson. All in all, if there’s such a thing as a not-so-bad sweep to a division rival, this was it. [SFGate]
Meanwhile, down in Fresno, Tim Lincecum is doing his best Superman impression. Yesterday, he struck out 14 batters in just six innings. Think about that. There were 18 outs and 14 of those were strikeouts. Even more impressive are his stats for the year: 4-0, 0.29 ERA, 31 innings, 12 hits, 46 K’s. Yikes. [SFGate]
The Washington Post consults a rabbi to discuss whether or not to root for Barry Bonds. [Washington Post]
Shocking news of the weekend: Ray Durham, scratched from Saturday’s lineup because of back soreness. [Scouts Inc]
Major League Baseball credits Hank Aaron with 50 more homeruns. Take that, Barry. [The Onion]
The Giants come home tonight to face Colorado. Noah Lowry takes the mound.
The Homer Watch takes an unexpected turn. For the first time all year, the Giants take the lead, and it’s a commanding one at that: San Francisco Giants 18, Alex Rodriguez 14.