I have no idea whether Chris Tillman is injured or he's just struggling with his confidence, but he's not going to be able to succeed on this level with the command and velocity he's showing.
Every time Tillman throws a fastball, the San Francisco Giants hit it and hit it hard. That's probably because I've yet to see Tillman break 90 mph, or locate a fastball down in the zone. Everything is belt-high or up. He's also hung a few off-speed pitches.
It's not pretty here early as the Giants lead 6-1 after two innings. They have six hits, including a homer by Pat Burrell, a triple by Andres Torres and RBI doubles by Pablo Sandoval and Torres.
The Orioles' only positive came on Matt Wieters' solo homer in the second inning. Wieters hadn't homered in 102 at-bats, tying the longest homerless stretch of his career.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention an absolutely atrocious call by second base umpire Rob Drake, allowing the Giants to turn a double-play ball on Miguel Tejada's grounder in the top of the third inning. I've heard of the neighborhood call, but Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez wasn't even in the same zip code as the bag. Interim manager Juan Samuel argued the call to no avail.
It appears that Jason Berken is coming in for Tillman for the bottom of the third.