Sunday, April 7, 2013

Game Wrap 4/7/2013: Cardinals 14 Giants 3

Did you know there is a reference to baseball in the Bible?  In the big inning.....  The Giants were on the wrong end of a big inning today as the Cardinals scored 9 runs in the 4'th and went on to a runaway victory on Ring Day for the Giants.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 2 for 4, 2B, 3B.  BA= .333.   Pagan led off the Giants half of the first inning with a triple up the left-CF alley.  He added a 2B in his next AB.

Pablo Sandoval- 2 for 4.  BA= .318.

Matt Cain- 3.2 IP, 7 H, 9 R, 2 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 8.38.  Cain was perfect through 3 and then the roof caved in.  Can't really say he was BABIP'd because most of the hits were liners that were squared up pretty good.  Not sure how you can look so good for 3 innings and suddenly completely lose it, though.

Chad Gaudin- 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 0.00.  Gaudin's job was to preserve the bullpen in a lost cause of a game.  He did that admirably.

With the Loss, the Giants fell into 4'th place, 2 games off the pace set by the D'Backs and Rockies.  The Dodgers beat the Pirates 6-2 and are now in sole possesssion of second place, 1 game behind the leaders.  The Pathetic Padres lost again to the Rockies and are now 1-5, 4 games behind in last place.

The Rockies now come to SF with Jorge De La Rosa facing Madison Bumgarner in game 1 tomorrow evening.


  1. Don't think Cain and the Giants are going to have too many game scores like this one.

    What's your diagnosis, DocB?
    - Ring hangover?
    - Stretch pitchitis?
    - Red Bird Fever?

    Partying done, NOW, the Giants can get down to bidness.

    1. I don't have a diagnosis yet. Not sure if one is needed. I will say this: This is the thinnest I have ever seen Matt Cain. I'd like to know more about how that happened. Is he in the best shape of his life or is stamina going to be a problem for him going forward?

    2. I think it was more a case of stretch pitchitis. Cain was really rolling the first three innings, really rolling. As soon as he got into the stretch he lost it, completely.

      Yes, I do think Cain and Timmy are in better shape this year and it will be to their long term benefit (fingers crossed). Hell if we can bitch about Pablo's weight and how much it hurts him and is going to ruin the Giants this year, then at least we can give props when people get in great shape. Agreed?

  2. one of the strangest things i have ever seen. seemed to me like most of the cards knew what was coming, so i wonder if cain was tipping his pitches.

    bit concerned about scoots, he looks lost at the plate. might need tomorrow off.

    wonder how long mijares gets before he earns a mystery malady and a stint on the dl

    ah, who cares....the guys got their rings...let the cards have this moral victory


  3. I agree, Scoots might need to take a breather for one day. Put Arias in.