Sunday, August 1, 2010

Game Recap: SF 2, LA 0

We all know that Matt Cain is one of the most underrated pitchers in the game. Being overshadowed by Tim Lincecum doesn't help, and neither does Cain's quiet, calm personality. He never gets any attention, yet he'd be the ace on a lot of teams. To prove my point, I present to you:

This picture breaks my heart every time I see it. Matt Cain deserves more respect, and hopefully he got some tonight on ESPN. Cain looked close to as good as he's been all year, and that fact that it was on national TV just makes it even sweeter. Tonight he went 7 2/3 IP, gave up just 4 H, 1 BB and struck out 7 Dodgers. It was just a beautiful, beautiful outing from Cain.

There wasn't too much offense, but only one big hit was needed and it came from Edgar Renteria. After the Dodgers walked Aaron Rowand to get to Renteria (why?), there were runners on 1st and 2nd. Renteria made them pay by lining a triple into the left-center gap, scoring both runners.

Sweeping the Dodgers is always delicious, and this was the first time it's happened since 2004. Now the Giants need to take this momentum on the road to Coors Field. That place has never been too friendly to the Giants, so winning at least 2 of 3 would be nice.


  1. That picture reminds me a lot of the old washed up wrestlers trying to get signings to make money... sad... but we all have mad love for Cain.

    I love the juxtaposition of him and Timmy (not personality wise) but the big country hard-baller vs. the tiny West Coast, pot-smoking freak.

  2. Torre walked Renteria because Kershaw's first two pitches missed so the idea was "Welp, Renteria's older than me, go ahead and walk Rowand."

    The Giants were pretty fortunate Ethier missed the last two games of the series for the birth of his child. Also, as horrible as it sounds, the Giants will catch a break in the Colorado series with Fowler out since he killed them during the previous series at Coor's.

  3. Even more luck. Martin Prado will be out until at least next week.

  4. Wow! You know what they say, it's better to be lucky than good.

  5. It's weird not having a Giants game to talk about. So, did you see what happened to Carlos Santana? Poor guy.

  6. Yeah that was ugly. Best young catcher in the game along with Posey. I like that guy just because he's so good and the Dodgers gave him up for Casey Blake, who sucks.