After back to back one-run losses to our southern rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants got back on track with a 10-0 victory. The G Men played some small ball with a new-look lineup set up by Bruce Bochy. After two games where our only runs came on a three-run homer by Brandon Belt, Bochy switched things up and it had the Giants hitting. Tejada led off the lineup, with DeRosa at 3B and Rowand in LF showing life at the bottom of the lineup. It paid off well as all three of those guys combined for a 6-15, 4 RBI, 5 run performance. In addition to that, Freddy Sanchez and Huff Daddy combined to go 5-8 with 3 RBIs apiece. The Giants slapped around Ted Lilly of Los Doyers for 4 runs on 6 hits over 4.2 innings. They would later put up another 4-spot on Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen on 4 hits in the 6th inning. The day was capped off by a Freddy Sanchez Homer late in the game.
Not only did the bats show up, but Matty Cain pitched phenomenally and kept his no earned run streak going with six scoreless innings. Cain has not given up an earned run since October 1, 2010. The guy is a horse and pitched six strong innings, allowing only 5 hits to go along wit 3 Ks. Lopez, Ramirez and Affeldt followed Cain’s performance with three shutout innings and the Giants never let their foot off the pedal, pulling out a beautiful 10-0 victory, with 13 hits, for the first W of the season. It will be interesting to see what Bochy goes with tonight after sitting Panda and Torres and going with DeRosa and Rowand. The game is on at 5pm pacific and will be ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball feature.