So here's a question, should the Giants shutdown the starting pitching staff? With only 3.5 weeks left in the season, should the club consider on giving Cain, Bumgarner, and Lincecum the rest of the month off? At this point, what is there to gain on sending them out every fifth day with no hope of the postseason in sight? Clearly, the club has to get ready and focused for the 2014 season and perhaps giving some of the key starters an early vacation will have them ready for next season.
Perhaps a revamped starting pitching staff of Zito, Vogelson, Petit, Moscoso, and Kickham can finish the season. It's not pretty, we know that, but this season hasn't been pretty either.