The San Francisco Giants longest tenured Giant knows a thing or two about losing low scoring games. Matt Cain went seven strong and allowed only one earned run, but the Giants lost 2-0 to the Atlanta Braves Friday night.
This was the 112th game of Matt Cain’s career that he pitched seven or more innings and allowed two or fewer runs. Cain has won 57 of those games. By comparison, Jon Lester has 114 games in the same time frame is 82-8.
The Giants had opportunities to score, but never got the hit they needed with runners on. Jaime Garcia was also strong, going 6 2/3, striking out five without allowing a run.
Garcia also had the only run batted in, hitting a seeing eye single that scored a run and the errant throw from Brandon Belt led to a second run.
San Francisco has now lost four straight after winning eight of ten. The losing streak comes at a terrible time, considering the team was just getting themselves out of the National League cellar.
They are also now 11-11 at home. AT&T Park has always been a place where the Giants are able to take advantage of their pitching and defense. If the Giants are ever going to turn this season around, it has to start in San Francisco.