Trevor Cahill, Brad Ziegler, and Craig Breslow combined to shut down the Giants in Oakland tonight. The lads looked feeble against a 22-year old with just over 200 major-league innings under his belt, a 30-year old who spent six seasons in the minors, and a 29-year old journeyman who's been waived by two different clubs. I don't like to attach too much significance to a bad stretch, but with the Dodgers racing past us this week I can't help but get depressed about the sorry state of our lineup. The Giants are 9-10 in May, scoring only 74 runs in those 19 games, which is 3.89 runs per game. My friends, that is just not going to cut it in the big leagues. I know it is early in the season (tonight was the 41st game, or about one-quarter of the way), but we have got to get some fookin' goddamn hits and score some fookin' goddamn runs! It ain't fun watching a bunch of no-names in green socks slap us around!
Matt Cain pitches tomorrow, and he has the WORST RUN SUPPORT of any pitcher in the big leagues (with at least 80 starts*) since 2006. Shake it up and score for Cain, will ya?
*q.v. Baseball Musings