Sunday, September 8, 2013

Game Wrap 9/7/2013: D'Backs 2 Giants 1

Matt Cain had a Quality Start, but as is so often the case, got no support in a losing cause.  Key Lines:

Matt Cain- 6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.37.  I did not see the game.  Although it was a QS, the line does not look like a classic Cainer line.  What happened in that Perfect Game last year?  Did he suffer an injury we don't know about?  Is there something psychological in knowing that was probably the best game he will ever pitch?  That game definitely marks a demarcation in his career.  He has not been quite the same since.

Hunter Pence had 2 hits and Angel Pagan had 2 assists from the OF.  Beyond that, it was a very forgettable night for the Giants position players.

The Giants are in 7'th place in the race for the #1 overall draft pick in 2014.

Madison Bumgarner faces lefty Wade Miley in the series finale this afternoon.


  1. Cain was high in the strike zone early on and gave up some hits. I hope all the Giants pitchers take the winter off and rest their arms. They have thrown a lot of innings the last few years and think they need a break.

  2. Do we just shut down Bum and Cain?


    1. I would definitely shut down Cain, but I'm sure he would never stand for that.

  3. I'd maybe go with a 6 or even 7 man rotation. Give the guys a break and audition others for next year.