Aug 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcherMatt Cain
(18) leaves the game after being hit by the ball against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at AT
Well the big news out of tonight’s Giants game is that Matt Cain isn’t hurt. In case you missed it, in the top of the 4th inning Gaby Sanchez of the Pirates hit a laser back at Cain. He tried to move but the ball hit him in the forearm and bounced away. He was immediately removed and Giants fans held their collective breath.
But then good news came across the Twitter machine.
We can all breathe again. Matt Cain has a bruise. It looked like it hit him on a meaty part of the arm. Hope he doesn’t miss a start.
As far as the game went, it was ugly. Cain didn’t look especially sharp early on. The first 3 Pirates hitters all singled sharply and it was 1-0. He managed to get out of it without further damage with the help of a double play. In the 2nd Cain gave up solo shots to both Garret Jones and Jordy Mercer. The pitches were belt high right over the plate.
Cain seemed to settle down by the time he took the liner off his arm. The Giants had just tied the game at 3 on a Marco Scutaro 2 out single that drove in two runs. It all fell apart from there.
Guillermo Moscoso got through the 4th inning, but was not out there for long in the 5th. He started the inning by hitting Jose Tabata, and it just kept getting worse. Jose Mijares was called in to action after Moscoso walked the bases loaded. Here’s the Giants Twitter account to tell you how bad it went.
Just like that it was 10-3 in the 5th inning and the game was pretty much over. Brandon Crawford hit a pinch hit ground rule double in the bottom of the 8th to drive in 2 more runs. The final score was 10-5.
But let’s stay focused on what’s important here. Matt Cain is ok.
I’ll be in town tomorrow and at the park on Saturday. See you soon San Francisco.