If you are wondering if there are any alternatives at Fresno, you'll be happy to know that the club's top bullpen option, Brian Wilson, blew a save by giving up two ninth inning runs (2 runs, 2 hits, 2 walks, 2/3 of an inning) in a loss to Tacoma. Of note, Tim Lincicum pitched 6.2 shutout innings, striking out 11. (Lincicum's season totals: 18.2 innings, 0 runs, 9 hits, 5 walks, 28 strikeouts, 1 Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week award.)
Matt Cain dominated again through 7 innings of 2 hit ball on Tuesday, bloody Tuesday. Rockies' announcers, Drew Goodman and George Frazier, gushed about Cain all night while constantly mentioning his pitch count. The duo first referred to the Giants' bullpen as the team's Achilis heel in the first inning. When Cain was finally lifted after 7 innings, Goodman and Frazier basically made out with one another in a fit of joy. Shortly thereafter, the bullpen collapsed like a lawn chair.
I think I speak for most Giants fans when I say, "Damn."