Oh! Why hello Matthew Cain, how nice to see you again…
After a run of poor starts, Matt Cain came back in a large way last night, completely confusing the New York Mets at the dish. Cain extended the Giants pitching staffs scoreless inning streak to 24 before an Ike Davis moonshot into the pond ended that. But by that time, the Mets were already done after Cain held them scoreless for six.
Buster Posey and Andres Torres hit two huge homeruns and Pablo Sandoval looked like, well, Pablo Sandoval, knocking in three runs as the Giants offense attacked the Mets starter Takahashi early and often. The Giants put up 5 runs in the second inning and another in the third, getting into the Mets ‘pen early, something they hopefully can use to their advantage as the series comes to a close Sunday afternoon.
However, getting into that pen wont be an easy task as the Mets will send their ace to the mound in hopes to avoid the damning four game sweep. Santana has only given up 1 run in his past three starts and also beat the Giants in New York earlier this season.
With a tough task ahead, the Giants will try to end their short four game home stand with a sweep and head to Los Angeles tomorrow winners of 10 out of 11. This recent run, combined with some big losses by the Rockies and Dodgers, has put the Giants all alone in second place in the National League West.
Stay hot, San Francisco Giants.