The Washington Nationals jumped all over Tim Lincecum and have a comfortable 8-2 lead against the Giants in the seventh inning. With Jordan Zimmermann cruising and out to start the seventh, the skies opened up and it didn't take long for the umpires to call for the tarp. The game was put in a rain delay, and it's likely the Giants would rather just call it a night. Trailing by six and with an early holiday start at 11:05 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Bruce Bochy cleared his bench and has all but conceded the opening game of the three-game set.
The Nats added three more to their early 5-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth to put an eight spot on Lincecum. With the bases loaded, Michael Morse ripped a single up the middle off George Kontos to score Stephen Lombardozzi and Bryce Harper. Both runs were credited to Lincecum and one batter later, Adam LaRoche would bring home Ryan Zimmerman on a sacrifice fly.
Through six innings, Zimmermann has not issued a walk and struck out seven Giants for another quality start. With a pretty big storm cell on the radar, the umpires may decide to call this one early.
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