San Francisco Giants Have Offensive Outburst In Win Over Atlanta Braves

By Bryan Rose

May 9, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher

Buster Posey

(28, right) is congratulated by third baseman

Pablo Sandoval

(48) for hitting a two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at AT

Coming into tonight’s game, Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson had a career record of 8-4 against the San Francisco Giants, but even more impressive was his 3.17 ERA in those 17 starts.

Hudson had not only dominated the Giants for the vast majority of his career, but completely stifled them at their home park, compiling a 2.98 ERA in nearly 50 innings at AT&T Park.

Thankfully for Giant fans, Hudson’s mojo wasn’t clicking tonight.

A fourth inning rally where the Giants batted around was Hudson’s undoing as the former Athletic was dusted for six earned runs in just 3.2 innings of work, the crushing blow a Marco Scutaro two RBI single which capped the Giants’ six run onslaught. A two run homer from Angel Pagan later in the game put the final touches on the Giants’ 8-2 victory, pushing the Giants’ record to 21-15.

On the mound, Matt Cain looked much more like the Matt Cain orange and black faithful have become accustom to. A fifth inning hiccup in location to Brian McCann (which turned into a splash landing) was his only blemish in an otherwise fantastic outing. Cain struck out seven and gave up only three hits in his eight innings of work.

George Kontos and Javier Lopez finished out the ninth for the Giants.

The Giants and Braves will continue their four game set tomorrow afternoon as Madison Bumgarner opposes Paul Maholm.