Saturday, March 14, 2009

Giants (4) vs Padres (8)

Today was a day of firsts for the young Giants. We got a look at 3 pitchers for the first time, Buster Posey went deep for the first time and Nate Schierholtz made his first appearance in a game since the first couple of games.

In looking at the box score, you would think Matt Cain had a terrible outing, allowing 5 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 4.1 innings. BUT Matt also had 7 strikeouts and a couple of his hits were the product of poor outfield defense and at least 3 runs would not have scored if the Giants had an outfielder in LF instead of Minor League infielder Matt Downs. Cain wasn't totally blameless however as he threw a few balls right over the middle of the plate and 2 walks in 4 innings is never acceptable.

Offensively, the Giants had plenty of hits to win this game. 11 hits including 3 doubles and 2 HRs will usually win a game for you. A pair of double plays (Renteria and Rohlinger) and 8 men left on base pretty much did them in offensively.

2 comments:

allfrank said...

Thanks, GF9. We were all waiting for the report on the kids. Pretty exciting.
I am coming over for the Th/Fri/Sat games next week. Can I buy you a beer?

Smarry said...

Thanks, GF9. We were all waiting for the report on the kids. Pretty exciting.

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