All I was asking for were two wins in a row. Just two. I asked for too much.
So there I was, thinking “ok, we got this. Matt Cain‘s on the mound and he’s been The Guy this season. And it’s the Padres. The Padres! They’re in rebuild mode for chrissakes.
San Diego scored first though–in the fourth inning of the game, they put one run on the board. One run.
The Giants responded in the fifth. It was what we were waiting for, and it was better than I hoped. Conor Gillaspie–who had the only hit for the Giants so far–led off with a rope to left that landed him on second with a stand up double. Eduardo Nunez singled, scoring Gillaspie. Kelby Tomlinson got a base hit and Joe Panik drew a walk to load the bases. Brandon Belt hit a two-RBI single that plated Nunez and Tomlinson. And the Giants closed out the fifth with a two-run lead.
Which would have been great, but the Padres had other plans. Like an eight run sixth and a three run seventh. In the sixth, Gillaspie drew a walk, advanced to second on Drew Stubbs walk and scored on Gorkys Hernandez‘s single. But the 11 runs scored by the Padres served to put the game far out of the Giants reach.
The final score was: Giants 4, Padres 12
Turns out Cain is still The Guy. He pitched a great game, but the middle relievers struggled. Big time. What’s the answer? Sit back and enjoy. It’s baseball.
I have to go now. I’ve got some scorecards that could use a good talking to.
29 April 2017