SF Giants Prospects

Matt Cain Strong But Bats Continue To Struggle

By Chris Corbett

Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight game, Giants starter Matt Cain (0-3, 2.88 ERA) was dominant, unfortunately for the right hander the offense could not give him any run support. Cain tossed 7 innings and only gave up 4 hits, 1 run (unearned) while walking 2 and striking out 8. The lone run given up by Cain was scored on a passed ball by in the first inning by Giants catcher Hector Sanchez, Chris Denorfia with a 1 triple scoring on the passed ball. In his last 2 outings, Cain has surrendered 2 runs (1 earned) and has 2 losses to show for his effort.

Padres starter Tyson Ross (2-2, 2.13 ERA) was also dominate, 8 innings of 4 hit shout out while walking 1 and striking out 8. Yasmani Grandal added a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning off of Giants reliever J.C. Gutierrez. Padres closer Huston Street completed the shutout with his sixth save of the season, Brandon Belt hit his sixth home run of the season with 1 out in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as the Giants fell 2-1 to the Padres

In 269 career starts for Cain, the Giants have scored 0-2 runs in support of him in 101 of those starts, this is whats known as being “Cained”

As a team, the Giants were 0-9 with runners in scoring position

Next up for the Giants. Game 2 of the series versus the Padres as Tim Hudson (2-0, 2.35 ERA) faces off against Padres left hander Eric Stults (0-2, 5.52 ERA)