Final: Giants 5, Pirates 0
WP: Matt Cain (1-0, 3.00 ERA)
LP: James McDonald (0-1, 3.86 ERA)
Not too much to say about this one. The Pirates had one person reach base. One. A James McDonald ground ball single [video] was the only thing that kept Matt Cain from being in a commercial with Kate Upton. I’m sure Cain is devastated.
Everyone is slumping it seems at the exact same time and it getting to be pretty frustrating.
McDonald gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings. He was pretty much all over the place tonight as he threw more balls than strikes, but for the most part, kept the Pirates in the game.
The Pirates struck out 11 times today and now have 58 on the year. Somehow, that isn’t even close to leading the Majors.
The starting infielders (Barajas, Jones, Walker, Alvarez, and Barmes) are a combined 7 for 87, which is “good” for a .080 batting average.