By Vince Cestone
Last night felt lots like vintage Coors Field.
The San Francisco Giants looked terrible defensively and on the mound last night against the Colorado Rockies. They committed three more errors and gave up 17 more runs.
What figured to be a strength for San Francisco has turned into an Achilles heel in the early going. The Giants are dead last in the National League in ERA with a 6.37 clip and are second in the league in errors with seven, just behind the San Diego Padres.
Pitching and defense were supposed to be the MO for the Giants, with just enough offense. It has been a 180.
The Giants have had great offense, averaging 5.8 runs per game, but very weak starting and relief pitching. San Francisco has scored at least four runs in each of their first five games but are 1-4.
Last year, the Giants dominated their opponents when scoring four or more runs.
Who would have thought this would happen?
Tim Lincecum gets knocked around and goes 2 1/3 last night (12.91 ERA), and Barry Zito throws a shutout in Colorado.