Win, 8-2 in SF
Johnny Cueto (3-0) became the majors first 3 game winner with yet another solid performance as the Giants took down the Rockies, 8-2. It seems like every time JohnnyC takes the mound the world is our oyster and we can do no wrong. And this feeling of almost complete control and confidence started pretty much the minute he became a Giant. Remember his great start last year? I think Cueto became only the fourth Giant to go 3-0 to start a season twice in a row...did that make sense?
Besides the solid start (7 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 6 k, game score 68), we enjoyed some nifty offense on this opening orange Friday. The top seven hitters all got hits and scored runs, which is rather sweet. Hunter Pence got three hits with 2 RBI's, BCraw went deep and drove in 2. But the best news was a 2 hit night from Chris Marrero, including a swell dinger. That was his first ever major league homer, after something like 140 in the minors! Way to go, Chris! We all hope to see many more in the bigs as a Giant.
Oh yeah, the balks. Did you see them? Did any one? The first one looked like he stepped toward home. But the second one??? You can't really say they were the turning point in a 8-2 loss, so Bud Black looked rather dumb getting tossed. But I can't blame him for being frustrated.