Nuts to your "magic inside." Giants baseball: dribbler, dribbler, pop-up, whiff, whiff, dribbler, fly out, dribbler, double, whiff, dribbler, whiff. It would look just swell on a t-shirt.And that was in response to last night's game, where we actually got a double or two.
Not much more to say about Matt Cain, who's Game Score today was 73, his second best of the young season. Over nine starts the Tennessee Stud has thrown 59-1/3 IP and allowed 46 H, 3 HR, 22 BB, 42 SO and 21 R (19 ER). It's not dazzling stuff, but it is damn good, certainly better than most NL starters and worthy of a better won-loss record than 2-4. The lack of offensive support for no. 18 is frankly ridiculous! Come to think of it, none of our guys get the run support they deserve. According to FanGraphs, Cain was worth 1.0 WAR after his first 8 starts, so he's projected to be close to 4.0 WAR in a full season, which is consistent with his last four years as a full-time starter (3.5, 4.0, 3.7, 3.6). We have this wonderful, valuable cog in a world-class rotation, and the best we can do is 32 runs scored in his 9 starts (3.56 per game). If you take out the 10 runs scored in his first start, that's 22 runs scored in his next 8 starts, or 2.75 per game. Like I said yesterday, that ain't gonna cut it.
p.s I tapped my latest brew today, hoping to break the losing streak with Giants Fever. Alas, it was to no avail. The beer was good, the boys in grey were not.