I'm not going to let an ugly 9th inning ruin a lovely start by the ever-stalwart Matt Cain. I'm going to fret a bit about the error by Orlando Cabrera on a play that should have ended things. Young stud Brandon Crawford has ruined me. I can no longer look at a Giants shortstop without comparing him to what we saw from the rookie. I almost don't care if he can't hit. I know that's a bit of blasphemy in the Bochiverse. Things aren't much different in the Sabeanisphere where Veteran Savvy Clutchness is valued to the point of fetishism. Orlando has the rings, baby. The proof that his VSC runneth over. Edgar Renteria is living proof that VSC matters when things matter most, and there's just no winning that argument. But I sure hope OC sits a bit when BC comes back in September. I'm glad Bochy gave Dan Runzler a shot to finish a 7-1 game even though it didn't work out well for him. With Jonathan Sanchez and Sergio Romo on the DL the team needs a fresh arm or two. I think Runzie is the man. Runz-feld, bringin' shock & awe! The Runzinator--stops runs before they start! Speaking of runs, I'm glad the Giants scored a lot of them.
Matt Cain snaps a personal losing streak and notches double digits in wins for the third season in a row. He ties Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels for the NL lead with 20 quality starts. Giants gain a game as the D-Backs lost in Philadelphia. Big Tim Timmy Jim gets the ball tomorrow as the Giants battle for a split.