Giants Lose 4th Straight
I can't really say anything more about this team right now than what I have posted over the last few days, so this post will be pretty short and to the point. The offense continues to be a laughing stock, and the starting pitching continues to dazzle. Two of the Giants' best players, Barry Bonds and Omar Vizquel, are in the 40's, and as great as they've been over the years, they are finally starting to look like it. When two of players you are counting on the most are not playing like they have in the past, it makes it tough to win. The Giants haven't even given their bullpen a chance to blow a lead since Thursday night, so you can't pin these 4 straight losses on them. Matt Cain was brilliant again Monday night, and although he was a little wild at times, he proved why he is one of the toughest pitchers to hit in all of baseball. Cain has no taken a no hitter into at least the 6th inning 6 times in his first 40 career starts. I think it's pretty safe to say that this kid is going to get that elusive no-no someday, probably sooner than later. It was a shame to see this offense lay an egg after watching his performance Monday night. Even the Royals or Nationals could support an effort like the one that Cain gave. All they needed to do was score 1 run. Cain once again toyed with a no-hitter, taking one into the 7th inning, only to have Kahlil Greene, the newest "Giant Killer", break up the no-hit bid, and eventually the scoreless game with a double. Greene was also the guy who touched Cain for the first run back on opening night, hitting a solo home jack in the 6th inning. Now the Giants are off to a 1-6 start, and all I keep hearing is how the 2000 team started off 0-6. I can't even began to get into home much more of a complete team that 2000 version of the Giants was compared to this team.